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Brown, Mordecai Peter (Three-Finger Brown)

Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player


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.


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