Fred Vaughn

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Frederick Thomas Vaughn

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 185 lb.

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California native Fred Vaughn spent twelve seasons in professional baseball from 1936 to 1950. After almost seven seasons in organized ball, the infielder was invited to the Major Leagues by the Washington Senators on August 20, 1944. He finished out that season with the last-place Griffith Stadium team, appearing in 30 games and hitting at a .257 clip.

Fred would stick with the Senators for 80 games in the 1945 season, hitting just .235. He ended his Major League career on September 20, 1945, watching his team-mates climb to a second-place finish, just 1 1/2 games back. Vaughn never appeared in the big leagues again.

In Vaughn's eleven seasons in the minor leagues, he had five that he hit over the coveted .300 mark. It appears that his two best seasons came in 1944 and 1947. The first of those years was with the Minneapolis Millers, when he hit at a .321 average with 17 home runs in 125 games. The next big season was with the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League when he hit for a .300 average with 12 home runs in 104 games. He also led the 1937 Western Association with 123 RBI for the Hutchinson Larks.

Vaughn appeared in a total of 1,079 minor league games and also was player-manager for the Greensboro Patriots of the class B Carolina League for part of the 1949 season.

Frederick Thomas Vaughn died on March 2, 1964 in Lake Wales, FL at the young age of 45. He is buried in Wildwood Cemetery at Bartow, FL.

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