Mordecai Brown

“I would like to meet every one of you personally if such a thing were possible. But as it isn’t possible, I want you to believe right now that Mordecai Brown’s hand is reaching out to you in the distance and wishing you – good luck boys, good luck.”Mordecai Brown, (from a 1913 Chicago publication)


The Mordecai Brown virtual museum is designed to preserve and build on the rich heritage of Mordecai Brown and the game that he loved. The museum is a place where fans and friends can explore and discover what Mordecai Brown was like in real life and what inspired him to accomplish wonderful feats on the baseball diamond.

The virtual museum offers a new understanding of Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown and the man behind the legend. This collection contains rare images, personal memories, original publications, family items, and a vast spectrum of Mordecai Brown related artifacts. We invite you to spend some time getting to know and enjoy the life of Mordecai Brown.

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Located on the birth place of Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown sits a granite marker commemorating the life and career of Nyesville's favorite son. Mordecai loved his rural home and community. Today the Mordecai Brown Memorial marker is visited by countless fans that drop by to pay honor to the great hurler. Although a bit off-the-beaten-path, an excursion to the memorial is a must for any dedicated Brown enthusiast.

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