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 Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown

Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown

Birth
Nyesville, Parke County, Indiana, USA
Death 14 Feb 1948 (aged 71)
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Burial Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section J, Lot 218, Grave 1
Memorial ID 1713 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Born in Nyesville, Indiana, he was nicknamed "Three Finger" due to an accident in his youth resulting in the loss of two fingers on his right hand. At age 26, he made his debut as a right handed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 19, 1903. He played for 14 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals 1903, Chicago Cubs 1904 to 1912, 1916, Cincinnati Reds 1913, St Louis Terriers 1914, Brooklyn Tip-Tops 1914 and Chicago Whales 1915. In his career, he won 20 or more games six times, was in two World Series and led the league in saves 1908 to 1911. He finished with a 239-130 win loss record, 1375 strikeouts and a 2.06 earned run average. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown (19 Oct 1876–14 Feb 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1713, citing Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .