|At age seven in two farm accidents, Mordecai lost one finger and two others got bent out of shape. When he gripped the baseball and as he threw the ball it sailed in on hitters; like the forkball. In 1906, Brown threw 9 shutouts, was 26-6, his ERA of 1.04 is the second lowest in this century. The Chicago Cubs won the most games in baseball history... 116, and the National League pennant.
In 1908, Mordecai Brown won 29 games and won two games (one a shutout) for the Cubs as they beat the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The Hall of Famer won 27 games in 1909. In 1910, the Chicago Cubs won the pennant again as Brown won 25 games. Mordecai Brown's career record; 239-130. Mordecai Brown has the third (3rd) lowest ERA in the history of baseball! AllRights Reserved baseballhistorian.com