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Three Finger

The Mordecai Brown Story

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Three Finger by Cindy Thomson
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When you start out with a disadvantage, you have to work harder to do what others take for granted. In the end, that gives you an advantage.--Ferguson Jenkins On October 8, 1908, Mordecai Brown clutched a half-dozen notes inside his coat pocket. The message of each was clear: Well kill you if you pitch and beat the Giants. A black handprint marked each note, the signature of the Italian Mafia. Mordecai Brown--dubbed Three Finger because of a childhood farm injury--was the dominant pitcher for the great Chicago Cubs team of the early twentieth century, a team that from 1906 through 1910 was arguably the best in baseball history. Browns handicap enabled him to throw pitches with an unconventional movement that left batters bewildered--the curve ball that Ty Cobb once called the most devastating he had ever faced. How Brown responded to the Mafias threats in 1908 mirrored the way he took life in general: with unflappable courage and resolve. Telling his story for the first time, Cindy Thomson and Scott Brown trail Mordecai from the Indiana countryside to the coal mines, from semipro ball to the Majors, from the World Series mound back down to the Minors. Along the way they retrieve the lost lore of one of baseballs greatest pitchers--and chronicle one mans determination to reach a dream that most believed was unreachable. Cindy Thomson is the author of a historical novel, Brigid of Ireland, and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Scott Brown is a charter member of the Diamond Brotherhood, a SABR member, and the founder of the Mordecai Brown Legacy Foundation.

Author Biography

Cindy Thomson is the author of a historical novel, Brigid of Ireland, and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Scott Brown is a charter member of the Diamond Brotherhood, a SABR member, and the founder of the Mordecai Brown Legacy Foundation. For more information about Mordecai Brown please visit the Web site http: //www.threefinger.com
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2006
Contributor
Foreword by Ferguson Jenkins
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
University of Nebraska Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
152x217x25
ISBN-13
9780803244481
Product ID
1822262

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