Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown (1876-1948) was a groundball pitcher with tremendous control, a devastating curveball and deceiving fastball. Brown lost portions of two fingers on his right hand as a boy in a farm-machinery accident earning him the nickname “Three Fingers” Brown. His apparent handicap translated into an unusual advantage and made him one of the elite pitchers in the early 1900s. Brown faced Christy Mathewson 25 times during his career with a record of 13-11 against Big Six. The two concluded their respective pitching careers on the mound opposite one another in 1916.Mordecai Brown ended his career with a 239-130 record with an astounding .648 winning percentage and a 2.88 ERA with 1,375 strikeouts. Mordecai Brown was a member of four National League pennant winners and two World Series champions (1907, 1908). The Veterans Committee elected Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.