Mo Vaughn Boston Red Sox First Baseman Bats LH Throws RH –
One of the strongest men ever to swing a baseball bat, the 6 foot 1 inch, 225-pound Mo Vaughn delighted Red Sox fans with his raw power. In 1989 at 22 years old he batted .278 and hit 8 homers in 73 games. In ’90 and the first part of ’91 he moved up to Pawtucket and hit 22 and his 14 HR were 2nd highest in the International League and was voted as the starting 1st baseman of the league.
After joining Boston in the middle of 1991 Mo Vaughn caught the attention of the nation’s baseball fans when he lined a baseball 438 feet against the Orioles that came within 5 rows of clearing Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. A day later he hit a baseball 430 feet in a 6-0 victory over Milwaukee. As a rookie Mo Vaughn compiled a .260 batting average, hit 12 doubles, 4 home runs, drove in 32 runs in just 219 at bats spanning 74 games.
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