August Schuster Brittain
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 192 lb.
- Debut July 22, 1937
- Final Game September 15, 1937
- Born November 29, 1909 in Wilmington, NC USA
- Died February 16, 1974 in Wilmington, NC USA
Gus Brittain, who was born in Wilmington, NC, began his minor league career in Wilmington with the Wilmington Pirates. He played parts of three seasons for the Pirates before going on to other teams. At age 27, he came to the majors with the 1937 Cincinnati Reds, getting into three games. He then went back to the minors and played till 1946, missing some of the war years. He began managing in the minors in 1940, and compiled four years as a manager.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1940||Salisbury Cardinals||Eastern Shore League||--||--||replaced by Ed Kobesky|
|Greenville Spinners||South Atlantic League||44-36||4th||Lost in 1st round||replaced Alex McColl (33-38) on July 2|
|1941||Greenville Spinners||South Atlantic League||35-29||--||--||replaced by George Nix (25-49) on June 30|
|Rocky Mount Leafs||Coastal Plain League||4th||replaced Norm McCaskill|
|1946||Montgomery Rebels||Southeastern League||13-17||--||--||replaced by Joe Cavosie (1-4) on May 25|
|Wilmington Pirates||Tobacco State League||5th||replaced Stan Katkaveck|
|1949||Wilmington Pirates||Tobacco State League||--||--||replaced John Edens, replaced by Hargrove Davis|