24 Facts About Mo Vaughn


Maurice Samuel Vaughn was born on December 15,1967, and nicknamed "The Hit Dog", is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, and New York Mets from 1991 to 2003.

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Mo Vaughn was a three-time All-Star selection and won the American League MVP award in 1995 with Boston.

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Mo Vaughn attended New Canaan Country School in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Mo Vaughn played baseball for Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, New York.

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Mo Vaughn went on to play college baseball at Seton Hall for head coach Mike Sheppard.

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Mo Vaughn's teammates included seven-time All-Star and Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, Red Sox teammate John Valentin, and Kevin Morton.

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Mo Vaughn earned the Jack Kaiser Award as MVP of the 1987 Big East Conference Baseball Tournament while keying the Pirates' championship run.

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Mo Vaughn became the centerpiece of the Red Sox's line-up in 1993, hitting 29 home runs and contributing 101 RBIs.

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Mo Vaughn continued to improve over the next several seasons, batting.

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The Red Sox lost in the American League Division Series in 1998, to the Cleveland Indians, although Mo Vaughn played well, hitting two home runs and driving in seven runs in game one.

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Mo Vaughn was noted for "crowding the plate"; his stance was such that his front elbow often appeared to be hovering in the strike zone, which intimidated pitchers into throwing outside pitches.

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Mo Vaughn hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning of Opening Day at Fenway Park against the Seattle Mariners in 1998.

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Mo Vaughn started his Anaheim career by falling down the visitor's dugout steps on his first play of his first game, badly spraining his ankle.

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Mo Vaughn was nevertheless seen as a viable middle of the line-up producer before the 2002 season and was traded to the New York Mets for Kevin Appier on December 27,2001.

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Mo Vaughn got off to a slow start in 2002, and he was ridiculed in local sports columns and on sports talk radio shows for being out of shape; he weighed 268 pounds during his first season in New York.

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Mo Vaughn had five consecutive seasons with a batting average greater than.

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In July 1995, Mo Vaughn suffered an eye injury as a result of a fight at a Boston nightclub which caused him to miss two games.

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Mo Vaughn is a managing director of OMNI New YorK, LLC, along with Eugene Schneur, which has bought and rehabilitated 1,142 units of distressed housing in the New York metropolitan area.

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Mo Vaughn manages these properties to provide low cost housing using government tax credits.

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Mo Vaughn purchased the Noble Drew Ali Plaza in Brownsville, Brooklyn for $21 million, and plans to add massive security upgrades and renovate it.

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Mo Vaughn has been involved in refurbishing the Whitney Young Manor in Yonkers, New York, a development first constructed by a company owned by his hero Jackie Robinson.

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Mo Vaughn said his company does not tolerate guns, drugs and criminal behavior.

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Mo Vaughn became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Mo Vaughn's trainer instructed him to take HGH in attempt to recover from injury.

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