By Cindy Thomson,Ferguson Jenkins
Mordecai Brown—dubbed “Three Finger” as a result of a formative years farm injury—was the dominant pitcher for the nice Chicago Cubs staff of the early 20th century. Brown’s handicap enabled him to throw pitches with an unconventional stream that left batters bewildered—the curve ball that Ty Cobb as soon as referred to as “the such a lot devastating” he had ever faced.
How Brown replied to the Mafia’s threats in 1908 reflected the best way he took lifestyles typically: with unflappable braveness and get to the bottom of. Telling his tale for the 1st time, Cindy Thomson and Scott Brown song Mordecai from the Indiana geographical region to the coal mines, from semipro ball to the Majors, from the area sequence mound go into reverse to the Minors. alongside the way in which they retrieve the misplaced lore of 1 of baseball’s maximum pitchers and chronicle one man’s decision to realize a dream that almost all believed was once unreachable.
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Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story by Cindy Thomson,Ferguson Jenkins