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Full Name: Joseph Floyd Vaughan Primary Position: SS,3B
Height/Weight: 5' 10.5"/175 First Game: April 17, 1932
Birthdate: March 9, 1912 Final Game: September 22, 1948
Birthplace: Clifty, Arkansas MLB Experience: 14 years
Died: August 30, 1952
Deathplace: Eagleville, California
Bat/Throw: Left/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985


Biography

Arky Vaughan (Joseph Floyd Vaughan) was born on March 9, 1912 in Clifty, Arkansas. He made his Major League debut on April 17, 1932 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1932, his rookie year, he hit .318 with 4 home runs and 61 RBI. Vaughan played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers over the course of his 14 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Arky Vaughan's most productive season. Some believe that it was 1935, when he slugged 19 home runs, hit for a .385 average and knocked in 99 runs. However, others believe that it was 1940, when he hit for a .300 average and knocked in 95 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1932 PIT N 129 497 71 158 4 61 .318 .375 .412 15 10 39 26 6 13 10 0 0
1933 PIT N 152 573 85 180 9 97 .314 .388 .478 29 19 64 23 5 13 3 0 9
1934 PIT N 149 558 115 186 12 94 .333 .431 .511 41 11 94 38 2 6 10 0 3
1935 PIT N 137 499 108 192 19 99 .385 .491 .607 34 10 97 18 7 7 4 0 5
1936 PIT N 156 568 122 190 9 78 .335 .453 .474 30 11 118 21 5 10 6 0 7
1937 PIT N 126 469 71 151 5 72 .322 .394 .463 17 17 54 22 2 6 7 0 6
1938 PIT N 148 541 88 174 7 68 .322 .433 .444 35 5 104 21 2 3 14 0 8
1939 PIT N 152 595 94 182 6 62 .306 .385 .424 30 11 70 20 6 22 12 0 5
1940 PIT N 156 594 113 178 7 95 .300 .393 .453 40 15 88 25 3 4 12 0 5
1941 PIT N 106 374 69 118 6 38 .316 .399 .455 20 7 50 13 2 11 8 0 3
1942 BRO N 128 495 82 137 2 49 .277 .348 .341 18 4 51 17 3 9 8 0 4
1943 BRO N 149 610 112 186 5 66 .305 .370 .413 39 6 60 13 3 12 20 0 9
1947 BRO N 64 126 24 41 2 25 .325 .444 .444 5 2 27 11 0 0 4 0 2
1948 BRO N 65 123 19 30 3 22 .244 .354 .341 3 0 21 8 0 0 0 0 4
Total 1817 6622 1173 2103 96 926 .318 .406 .453 356 128 937 276 46 116 118 0 70

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1932 PIT N SS 128 0 0 247 403 46 74 0 0 0 0 0 .934
1933 PIT N SS 152 0 0 310 487 46 95 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1934 PIT N SS 149 0 0 329 480 41 77 0 0 0 0 0 .952
1935 PIT N SS 137 0 0 249 422 35 55 0 0 0 0 0 .950
1936 PIT N SS 156 0 0 327 477 47 86 0 0 0 0 0 .945
1937 PIT N OF 12 0 0 26 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .963
1937 PIT N SS 108 0 0 231 335 26 58 0 0 0 0 0 .956
1938 PIT N SS 147 0 0 306 507 33 107 0 0 0 0 0 .961
1939 PIT N SS 152 0 0 330 531 34 103 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1940 PIT N SS 155 0 0 308 542 52 94 0 0 0 0 0 .942
1940 PIT N 3B 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1941 PIT N 3B 3 0 0 2 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .917
1941 PIT N SS 97 0 0 172 289 20 42 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1942 BRO N SS 5 0 0 11 16 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 BRO N 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1942 BRO N 3B 119 0 0 118 208 14 18 0 0 0 0 0 .959
1943 BRO N 3B 55 0 0 62 84 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1943 BRO N SS 99 0 0 175 291 17 55 0 0 0 0 0 .965
1947 BRO N OF 22 0 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1947 BRO N 3B 10 0 0 7 20 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1948 BRO N OF 26 0 0 47 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1948 BRO N 3B 8 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 197 0 0 190 335 19 25 0 0 0 0 0 .965
Total OF 60 0 0 122 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .992
Total 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total SS 1485 0 0 2995 4780 397 850 0 0 0 0 0 .951

Transactions

  • Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates to Brooklyn Dodgers in exchange for Pete Coscarart, Luke Hamlin, Babe Phelps and Jimmy Wasdell (December 12, 1941).

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