Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown is one of the best hurlers ever to pitch for the Chicago Cubs. It was a farm machine accident as a twelve year old that gave him the moniker of Three-Finger. He gave his ball unique movement.
He was from
and signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, and made his debut in 1903. He was
9-13 with an ERA 2.60. The Cardinals traded Brown to the Chicago Cubs. Nyesville, Indiana
, Brown would win 20 plus games from
1906-1911. He would lead the Cubs to the World Series four times, and winning
it in 1907-1908. Chicago
He would finish his career with a record of 239-130, and an ERA of 2.06. He would be elected by the Veteran’s Committee to the Baseball of Hall of Fame in 1949.