Mordecai “Three Fingers” Brown is a baseball player, born October 19, 1876 in Nesville, Indiana. The fame of Mordecai Brown is due to his reputation as an energetic pitcher with a crippled hand.
Mordecai “Three Fingers” Brown lost part of his hand at the age of 7 years. Brown actually lost only one finger, the other two were arched. The misfortune turned into an advantage when, while still a young man, Brown discovered that his crippled hand gives an excellent opportunity to throw the ball along the arc. Brown became the dominant player among the pitchers of the top league in the early 20th century, winning 239 games. He played in the championships 1906, 1907, 1908, 1910 for the team “Chicago Cubs”. This team in the future became famous due to the transfer of the ball from one player to another “Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance”. Brown was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.
Additional information: according to the library of Congress, another nickname in the biography Mordecai Brown was “Shakhtar”, because before the start of a baseball career, he worked for several years at the mine.