Mordecai Brown (1876-1948), American baseball player, born in Nyesville, Indiana. He became one of the most noted right-handed pitchers in baseball history. His nickname, Three Finger Brown, was derived from the loss of the index finger of his pitching hand in a childhood accident.
During most of his career he was a member of the Chicago Cubs, with which he played from 1904 to 1912 and again in 1916. His total playing record includes 239 wins and 131 losses. In World Series play he won five games. Brown was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.