July 3, 1892|
|Died: February 11, 1963
|September 22, 1912 for the St. Louis Browns|
Last MLB appearance
|June 24, 1917 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Runs batted in||59|
Anthony Vincent "Bunny" Brief, born Anthony John Grzeszkowski (July 3, 1892 – February 11, 1963) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who spent four seasons with the St. Louis Browns (1912–13), Chicago White Sox (1915), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1917). Born in Remus, Michigan, Bunny Brief played in 184 Major League games and had a lifetime batting average of .223 and a .306 on-base percentage. He was of Polish descent.
After his Major League career ended, Brief continued to play in the minor leagues until 1928. Though he never hit more than two home runs in any of his Major League seasons, Brief holds the all-time record for home runs in the American Association with 256. His eight minor league home run crowns are tied for the most ever, with Ken Guettler. He won home run crowns in: 1911 - Michigan State League (10); 1912 - Michigan State League (13); 1916 - Pacific Coast League (33); 1920 - American Association (23); 1921 - American Association (42); 1922 - American Association (40); 1925 - American Association (37) and 1926 - American Association (26).
Brief died in 1963 at age 70 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- "Bunny Brief". Polish American Encyclopedia. p. 39.