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LOD Podcast Episode 70: Chronicling Baseball’s Past with Scott Brown

As Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, we celebrate the past and the accomplishments of our forefathers.  Baseball may not have been present in the American story of 1776, but for the past 150 years or more, baseball has been an integral part of the American experience.

Scott Brown is the author of two books that draw on baseball’s past in a very personal way.  A decedent of Hall of Fame pitcher, Mordecai Brown (nicknamed “Three Finger”), Scott and his cousin Cindy Thompson dove deep into their family history and wrote Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story.  The book went on to inspire the creation of the Mordecai Brown Legacy Foundation, a non-profit group established “to inspire players, individuals, and communities to see past their limitations and achieve lasting success.”

Also in Scott’s life journey, his family relocated from a rural community outside of Dayton, Ohio to Pensacola, Florida.  It was there where Scott became interested in researching the impact that baseball had on the Pensacola community in the early half of the 20th Century.  This inspired him to write, Baseball in Pensacola: America’s Pastime & the City of Five Flags. The book coincided with a documentary that shares it’s title. It also helped build the case for bringing professional baseball back to Pensacola in the form of the Blue Wahoos in 2012. Scott and his family have now relocated to the Winter Garden (FL) area where he continues to be involved in baseball with the Winter Garden Squeeze.

If you love learning the history of this great game, enjoy Episode 70 of the Legends on Deck Podcast!

Episode 70 Sponsored by Southwest Concrete Corp and Heyden Supply, both located out of Fort Myers, FL.

Intro: Mark Ediss, aka “The Shark” – PA Announcer/DJ for the Savannah Bananas
Photos: Courtesy of Scott Brown.

Music: “Ghost Writers in The Sky – By Johnny Cash. Scott’s Favorite Song.

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