Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown
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October 19, 1876, Nyesville, Indiana
Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown, nicknamed "Three Finger" or "Miner", was
an American Major League Baseball pitcher at the turn of the 20th
Due to a farm-machinery accident in his youth, Brown lost parts of
two fingers on his right hand and eventually acquired his nickname as a
result. Overcoming this handicap and turning it to his advantage, he
became one of the elite pitchers of his era.
Death: February 14, 1948 (aged 71), Terre Haute, Indiana
In his later years, Brown was plagued by diabetes and then by the
effects of a stroke.
He died in 1948, and news of his passing reminded sportswriters of
his past achievements. He was selected posthumously to the Baseball Hall
of Fame in 1949.
Where are famous people buried?
- Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Indiana
- Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio
- Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wappingers Falls, New York