Mo Vaughn Stats

Mo Vaughn was born on Friday, December 15, 1967, in Norwalk, Connecticut. Vaughn was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 27, 1991, with the Boston Red Sox. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Mo Vaughn baseball stats page.

"Vaughn was on the fast track to Cooperstown when he left the Sox as a free agent after the '98 season. He was coming off a career-best .337 season, already had one Most Valuable Player trophy and three All-Star appearances to his credit, and had 230 home runs and 752 RBIs. But in the five years after he left, Vaughn played just 466 games, missing 2001 and shutting down last season with the Mets May 2. His numbers all declined drastically -- .267 average, 98 homers, and 312 RBIs -- and his acquisition, first by the Angels, then by the Mets, was considered a colossal mistake by both clubs, and indirectly led to the firing of two general managers, Bill Bavasi by the Angels, and Steve Phillips by the Mets." - Boston Globe Staff Writer Gordon Edes (01/25/2004, 'For Vaughn, no mo' baseball', Source )
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Mo "Hit Dog" Vaughn Autograph on a 1998 Upper Deck SP Chirography

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Birth Name:
Maurice Samuel Vaughn
Nickname:
Hit Dog or Mo
Born On:
12-15-1967  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Norwalk, Connecticut
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 100 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Trinity Pawling High School (Pawling, NY)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
275
First Game:
06-27-1991 (Age 23)
Last Game:
05-02-2003
Draft:
1989 : 1st Round (23rd)
Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1991 24 Red Sox 74 219 21 57 12 0 4 0 32 26 2 43 0 4 2 7 .260 .339 .370
1992 25 Red Sox 113 355 42 83 16 2 13 0 57 47 7 67 0 3 3 8 .234 .326 .400
1993 26 Red Sox 152 539 86 160 34 1 29 2 101 79 23 130 0 7 8 14 .297 .390 .525
1994 27 Red Sox 111 394 65 122 25 1 26 0 82 57 20 112 0 2 10 7 .310 .408 .576
1995 28 Red Sox 140 550 98 165 28 3 39 3 126 68 17 150 0 4 14 17 .300 .388 .575
1996 29 Red Sox 161 635 118 207 29 1 44 1 143 95 19 154 0 8 14 17 .326 .420 .583
1997 30 Red Sox 141 527 91 166 24 0 35 0 96 86 17 154 0 3 12 10 .315 .420 .560
1998 31 Red Sox 154 609 107 205 31 2 40 1 115 61 13 144 0 3 8 13 .337 .402 .591
1999 32 Angels 139 524 63 147 20 0 33 1 108 54 7 127 0 3 11 11 .281 .358 .508
2000 33 Angels 161 614 93 167 31 0 36 2 117 79 11 181 0 5 14 14 .272 .365 .498
2002 35 Mets 139 487 67 126 18 0 26 0 72 59 6 145 0 2 10 15 .259 .349 .456
2003 36 Mets 27 79 10 15 2 0 3 0 15 14 2 22 0 1 2 2 .190 .323 .329
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 1,512 5,532 861 1,620 270 10 328 10 1,064 725 144 1,429 0 45 108 135 .293 .383 .523
Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1991 Red Sox 1B 49 47 1,074 410 8.4 404 378 26 6 43 n/a n/a n/a .985 10.16
1992 Red Sox 1B 85 82 2,160 813 9.6 798 741 57 15 76 n/a n/a n/a .982 9.98
1993 Red Sox 1B 131 130 3,387 1,196 9.1 1,180 1,110 70 16 104 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.41
1994 Red Sox 1B 106 106 2,760 947 8.9 937 880 57 10 103 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.17
1995 Red Sox 1B 138 138 3,675 1,368 9.9 1,357 1,262 95 11 128 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.97
1996 Red Sox 1B 146 146 3,927 1,296 8.9 1,281 1,207 74 15 123 n/a n/a n/a .988 8.81
1997 Red Sox 1B 131 131 3,411 1,177 9.0 1,163 1,088 75 14 117 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.21
1998 Red Sox 1B 142 142 3,714 1,278 9.0 1,266 1,176 90 12 91 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.20
1999 Angels 1B 72 72 1,795 621 8.6 618 580 38 3 61 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.30
2000 Angels 1B 147 147 3,796 1,339 9.1 1,325 1,257 68 14 156 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.42
2000 Angels CF 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2002 Mets 1B 134 131 3,374 1,150 8.6 1,132 1,085 47 18 95 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.06
2003 Mets 1B 24 24 529 192 8.0 187 179 8 5 21 n/a n/a n/a .974 9.54
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 1,305 1,296 33,602 11,787 9.0 11,648 10,943 705 139 1,118 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.36
CF Totals 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
12 Years 1,306 1,296 33,603 11,787 9.0 11,648 10,943 705 139 1,118 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.36
Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1991 Red Sox 2 1 .667 10 0 16 54.8 5.1 6.8 - - -
1992 Red Sox 3 3 .500 14 0 20 27.3 5.3 6.2 - - -
1993 Red Sox 4 3 .571 3 0 19 18.6 4.1 5.3 - - -
1994 Red Sox 4 4 .500 3 0 1 15.2 3.5 4.8 - - -
1995 Red Sox 11 4 .733 0 0 2 14.1 3.7 4.4 - - -
1996 Red Sox 2 0 1.000 0 0 15 14.4 4.1 4.4 - - -
1997 Red Sox 2 2 .500 1 0 9 15.1 3.4 5.5 - - -
1998 Red Sox 0 0 .000 0 0 12 15.2 4.2 5.3 - - -
1999 Angels 0 0 .000 0 0 70 15.9 4.1 4.9 - - -
2000 Angels 2 0 1.000 1 0 14 17.1 3.4 5.2 - - -
2002 Mets 0 1 .000 6 0 0 18.7 3.4 6.8 - - -
2003 Mets 0 0 .000 4 0 0 26.3 3.6 5.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 30 18 .625 42 0 178 16.9 3.9 5.2 - - -
Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1991 Boston Red Sox 42 $100,000.00 - -
1992 Boston Red Sox 42 $165,000.00 - -
1993 Boston Red Sox 42 $290,000.00 - -
1994 Boston Red Sox 42 $675,000.00 - n/a
1995 Boston Red Sox 42 $2,775,000.00 Stats -
1996 Boston Red Sox 42 $5,400,000.00 Stats -
1997 Boston Red Sox 42 $6,350,000.00 - -
1998 Boston Red Sox 42 $6,650,000.00 Stats -
1999 Anaheim Angels 42 $7,166,666.00 - -
2000 Anaheim Angels 42 $11,166,667.00 - -
2002 New York Mets 42 $12,166,667.00 - -
2003 New York Mets 42 $17,166,667.00 - -


The Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers of America Association have awarded a team-specific Most Valuable Player since 1937. Mo Vaughn won the Thomas A. Yawkey Award ( Red Sox MVP ) four times, from 1993 through 1996, the first and only recipient to win it four years in a row.

When "The Hit Dog" won his fourth Red Sox MVP Award , he joined an elite set of four-time recipients that included Carl Yastrzemski (6x), Dwight Evans (4x) and Roger Clemens (4x). Since Vaughn, only David Ortiz (4x) has joined that set group of Red Sox legends.

In 1978, Jim Rice became the first Red Sox hitter in history with a 200+ hit / 40+ home run season. The next Boston batter to match that feat? Mo Vaughn, who was the first lefty, the first any only one to do it twice (1998), and the duo remain the only two Red Sox sluggers to date in the "club".

When Reggie Jackson struck out 156 times in 1982, he became the first players in Angels history to break the 150+ strikeouts in a season plateau. Troy Glaus broke that record in 2000, reaching a new plateau by striking out 163 times, but did not set a new team record. That same year, Mo Vaughn was on the Angels as well, and struck out a franchise record 181 times. Both Glaus and Vaughn have since been passed courtesy of 184 strikeout seasons set by Mark Trumbo (2013) and Mike Trout (2014).

On April 15, 1947 , there were 13 Major League players still wearing #42. One of those players was Mo Vaughn. ESPN paid homage to that day in baseball history ranking it 93rd (Rick Weinberg, '93. Baseball Retires Jackie Robinson's No. 42', Link ). An excerpt from "THE MOMENT" appears below and it is significant because after it took place, Vaughn continued wearing #42 and became the last player in franchise history for the Boston Red Sox ( #42 ), the Anaheim Angels ( #42 ) AND the New York Mets ( #42 ) to be issued the universally retired number:

It is April 15, 1997 -- 50 years to the day Jackie Robinson played his first major-league game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn ( box ). Fifty years to the day Jackie Robinson helped change and revolutionize his sport; there was a special ceremony at Shea Stadium in New York.

They halted the game exactly halfway through the contest between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers, at 9:22 p.m., in the fifth inning before a crowd of nearly 40,000.

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig walks to a microphone set up behind second base, where Jackie made so many of his graceful, wonderful plays. Selig is followed by Jackie Robinson's wife, Rachel, and their grandson, Jesse Simms, a student-athlete at UCLA, where Jackie Robinson first became known for his athletic brilliance. Closely behind is the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, as well as Sharon Robinson, Jackie's daughter, and then Branch Rickey III, the grandson of Branch Rickey , the former Dodgers executvie who signed Robinson and guided him toward his landmark big-league debut against the Boston Braves.

Recording artist Tevin Campbell sings "The Impossible Dream" as highlights of Robinson's career flash on the stadium's video screen. Then, when the film ends, with Jackie crossing home plate after a home run, and being greeted joyously by one of his white Dodger teammates, Selig moves toward the microphone and says, "No single person is bigger than the game. No single person other than Jackie Robinson ."

Then Selig holds up Jackie's Dodgers uniform jersey, with the number 42 on its back, and proclaims, "No. 42 belongs to Jackie Robinson for the ages." Then he goes on to make a surprising announcement: that baseball will do something unprecedented in sports -- bar all teams from issuing No. 42 in the future as a tribute to Robinson . "Number 42, from this day forward," he says, "will never again be issued by a major-league club."

Clinton takes the microphone next. "Today," he says, "every American should give special thanks to Jackie Robinson , to Branch Rickey and to all of Jackie's teammates with the Dodgers for what they did. This is a better, stronger and richer country when we all work together and give everybody a chance."

Clinton pauses for a moment, allowing the crowd to absorb the impact of his statement, then rekindles the memory of Robinson's major-league debut by saying, "He scored the go-ahead run that first day in the major leagues, and we've been trying to catch up with him ever since."

In 1995, Mo Vaughn had an American League leading 126 runs batted in ( Year by Year RBI Leaders ). The following season, The Hit Dog had 143 RBI - only good enough for third in the American League ( Top 25 ); however, it was the most RBI in a season by a left-handed Red Sox hitter since Ted Williams had 159 RBI in 1949.

Last-Modified: August 21, 2018 10:52 AM EST

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