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THE HISTORY

ARKY
VAUGHAN
SHORTSTOP 1932-41 H/W: 5-10/175 B/T: L/R

Had he played for any other franchise, its possible


e
Vaughan would be more highly regarded in baseballball
history. But because he played in Pittsburgh and at the
same position as the immortal Wagner, his is a some-
ome-
times forgotten name when talking all-timers. Suchch was
s and
his fate, he hit .324 in 10 seasons with the Pirates
hose
.318 in 14 seasons overall. In both instances, those
numbers are better than any shortstop to ever playay but
ithout
for one Wagner. Yet for his era, Vaughan was without
934-
peer. He made nine consecutive All-Star teams (1934- BASEBBALLS
BASE ALLS
42), twice finished in the top-three in MVP voting and
won the NL batting title in 1935 (.385) while also lead- MOST
SUPERBLY
ing the league in on-base percentage (.491) and slug-
orian
ging (.607) that season a season baseball historian

FORGOTTEN
Bill James ranks as the greatest by any shortstop p not
named (you guessed it) Wagner.

MAN.
Red Smith,
Hall of Fame sports columnist,
CANT MISS on Vaughan

385
Batting average in 1935 remains
the highest single-season
average in Pirates history.
Like Clem
Like C
Clemente,
you
fishin
fis
fishing
lem
young,
DID YOU KNOW?
Vaughan died
ng, drowning while on a
hingg ttrip on a lake in Califor-
nia at age 40 in 1952.

STATISTICS ALL-STAR HOF (1


(1985)) WINS ABOVE REPLACEMENT PLAYER

Seasons .............. 10
9.2 M
M V PP 8.6
Games............1,411
8
Runs.................. 936 7.0 7.6 6.3
Hits.................1,709 AA LL LL -- SS T
T AA RR
WAR

6.6
Home runs........... 84 5
5.1 5.2
RBIs .................. 764 3.8 SS TT AA R
R TT EE RR 4.5
Average ............ .324 2
OPS.................. .887 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941

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