Mo Vaughn was born into a family of Shirley Vaughn, Leroy Vaughn Catherine Vaughn, Donna Vaughn Brooks. Earning the Maurice Samuel ‘Mo’ Vaughn , Maurice Samuel Vaughn , The Hit Dog along his career, Mo Vaughn is a Baseball player. As a professional athlete, this person has one numerous awards and trophies, including: American League Most Valuable Player Award. A decorated career started in school Seton Hall University and later progressed, launching Mo Vaughn into stardom. Born on unknown in unknown, this Baseball player stood out from the rest of the crowd as early as in their child years. Making them a globally known and cheered superstar, their career earnings through winnings and sponsored deals have guaranteed Mo Vaughn a lot of money. Want to know how much exactly? Well it is estimated that the net worth of Mo Vaughn is around $60 Million
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Mo started playing baseball from an early age when he attended Trinity-Pawling School through 7 to 12 grade. He then became a student at Seton Hall, continuing to play baseball under coach Mike Sheppar, setting school records for most home runs in one season with 28, for 218 runs batted in (RBI) and total home runs with 57. In 1987 he led his team to the Big East Conference Baseball Tournament and victory in the finals, while also becoming MVP of the tournament.
Mo was drafted by the Boston Red Sox as the 23rd overall pick from the 1989 Amateur MLB Draft, and made his debut in the MLB on the 21st June 1991. In his first season, Mo played in 74 games and posted 57 home runs with 32 runs batted in. His numbers began to increase, and in 1993 he became one of the main players of the Red Sox. Mo’s form continued to improve which earned him several prestigious awards, including the Silver Slugger Award in 1995, also named AL MVP the same year, and participated in his first All-Star game. Mo played for the Red Sox until 1998, and during that time recorded two more All-Star appearances, in 1996 and 1998.
His contract expired after 1998 season, and he joined the Anaheim Angels, signing a contract worth $80 million over six years, becoming the highest paid player in the league at that time. He continued to play well, keeping up his numbers from the Boston, however, injuries started to nag him, and he missed a lot of games, which eventually resulted in a trade to the New York Mets. Unfortunately, his numbers began to decline, and in 2003 he retired after a knee injury left him off the diamond.
Thanks to his successful stint with the Boston Red Sox, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008.
Following his retirement, Mo started a business career, focusing on real estate, and so far has renovated and refurbished in such locations as Whitney Young Manor in Yonkers, New York, Noble Drew Ali Plaza in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and many others.
He has also founded a trucking company, called Mo Vaughn Transport, with headquarters in Solon, Ohio.
Regarding his personal life, Mo has been married to Gail Turkovich-Vaughn since 2000; the couple has a daughter together.
According to reports, during his career, Mo took performance-enhancing drugs on several occasions, buying them from Kirk Radomski. Senator George J. Mitchell tried to get a meeting with Mo, to give a chance to the famed baseball player to explain alleged reports, however, Mo never agreed to a meeting.
- Full Name: Mo Vaughn
- Net Worth: $60 Million
- Date Of Birth: December 15, 1967
- Place Of Birth: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
- Weight: 125 Kg
- Profession: Baseball player
- Education: Seton Hall University
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Gail Turkovich-Vaughn (m. 2000)
- Children: Grace Vaughn
- Parents: Shirley Vaughn, Leroy Vaughn
- Siblings: Catherine Vaughn, Donna Vaughn Brooks
- Nicknames: Maurice Samuel ‘Mo’ Vaughn , Maurice Samuel Vaughn , The Hit Dog
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MoVaughnMVP
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/movaughn_42
- IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0891221/
- Awards: American League Most Valuable Player Award
- Inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008.
- Made major league debut on 27 June 1991.
- First Baseman/Designated Hitter for Boston Red Sox (1991-1998), Anaheim Angels (1999-2000) and New York Mets (2002-2003).
- Member of 1995 American League Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox team.
- 1995 American League MVP primarily for leading league in RBI (126). Also led league in strikeouts (150) in same season. Finished 5th in voting for same award in 1996. Finished 4th in voting in 1998.
- Named to 2 American League All Star Teams (1995 and 1996).
- .523 Slugging Percentage (53rd All Time), 328 Home Runs (81st All Time), 1,429 strikeouts (43rd All Time), Hit By Pitch 108 times (43rd All Time).
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