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A true hero

Today's ballplayers are the most skilled ever to play the game.  So many of them, however, are spoiled kids who never grew up.  

Lou Brissie pitched 7 years in the majors, after world war II combat injuries resulted in 23 operations on his left leg.  He would have lost it but for a military doctor who he convinced to save it for a baseball career that hadn't really started at the time.

At age 83, he is connecting with today's wounded veterans.  There's a great story on him at the ESPN website.  Reading it will make you forget stock market woes and the chaotic world we live in, at least for a while.  

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3101709

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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