The Legend

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Quotes & Comments
Mark Bennett

Columnist for the Terre Haute Tribune Star

"Remembering Mordecai Brown through out the Wabash Valley is something that is as everyday as Coca Cola or the fall leaves in October in Southwest Indiana."

Gordie Gillespie

College baseball’s winningest coach, speaking about Mordecai Brown and Fergie Jenk

"Let's hang their names from the flagpole at Wrigley to properly honor their greatness. Pitching has always been the ‘name of the game', and they certainly would add further grandeur to the Cubs at Wrigley Field."

Johnny Evers

"You haven't space enough to tell of the good deeds of Brownie on and off the field. Plenty of nerve, ability and willingness to work at all times under any conditions. Crowds never bothered him. There was never a finer character-charitable and friendly to his foes and ever willing to help a youngster breaking in."

Orval Overall

"Brown, to my way of thinking, is the most courageous pitcher in the history of baseball.... Cool as a deep-sea fish and brave as a lion, nothing fazes him."

Christy Mathewson

"A catchers efficiency as a thrower depends largely on the pitcher's ability to have good enough control of the ball, to be able to pitch out when necessary. Brown helps a catcher by the way he watches the bases, not permitting the runners to take any lead on him."

Frank Chance

Facing Mordecai in 1903

"....the minute our eyes met-the first time I went to bat I knew I was up against a man of undying nerve-a man who would stick and fight until the very end...."

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