1876 – Born on October 19th in Nyesville, Indiana. American baseball player.
1903 – Brown was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 19th, with the St. Louis Cardinals.
– Married to Sarah Burgham on December 17th in Rosedale, Indiana.
1904 – Mordecai improved his record to 15-10 and lowered his ERA to 1.86.
1906 – His best year was when his winning percentage was .813.
– Mordecai won two of the World Series games, but the one he lost, Game 6, 8-3, lifted his series ERA to 3.20.
1908 – Mordecai led the league with an ERA of 1.47.
1912 – After the season, ailing from a knee injury, Mordecai was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, where he went 11-12.
1914 – Mordecai joined with other big leaguers and jumped to the short-lived Federal League.
1915 – When he joined the Chicago Federals, he improved to 17-8 with an ERA of 2.09, and his team won a championship.
1919 – Brown went back to Terre Haute, Indiana to manage his former semipro team.
1920 – His last year pitching, he kept his hand in the game by managing oil company teams and buying an interest in the Terre Haute team.
1948 – Died on February 14th.
1949 – Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.