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Mordecai BROWN (HOF)


A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: Mordecai hails from Indiana coal country, hence the nick name “Miner”. As a youngster he worked for a mining company as a record keeper. Joining the company ball team led to a pitching slot in 1901 with the Terre Haute Hottentots in the IIIL league. He won 25 against 8 while throwing more than 300 innings. This success, along with his 27 wins with the Omaha Indians the following year, propelled him to his current lofty status as one of the premier hurlers in the National League. “Three-Finger” has a wicked curve ball that no batter has ever figured out. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 175 pounds.

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