April 1, 2006

APRIL 1, 2006

Mr. John L. Bissant passed away April 1, 2006 in Houston Texas (where he evacuated to due to the hurricane in New Orleans).

His funeral will be held in NEW ORLEANS at Charbonnet Funeral Home, 1615 Saint Philip St New Orleans, LA 70116-2936 on Saturday April 8th at 10:00 AM (Viewing at 8:00).

John began his career with Coles American Giants in 1934 and with the Shreveport Acme Giants in 1935 and 1936.

He also played for the Cincinnati Tigers (1937), New Orleans Black Pelicans (1938), Chicago American Giants (1939-48), Birmingham Black Barons (1940), and the Chicago Brown Bombers (1942).

In 1947 he batted .354 while serving as team captain for the Chicago American Giants.