Arky Vaughan

Arky Vaughan
Birthdate 3/9/1912
Death Date 8/30/1952
Debut Year 1932
Year of Induction 1985
Teams Dodgers, Pirates
Position Shortstop

In 1935 Arky Vaughan set still-standing Pirates single-season records for average (.385), on-base percentage (.491), and OPS (1.098).

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Arky Vaughan was the best shortstops of his era & one of the best ever

Arky Vaughan was the best shortstops of his era & one of the best ever

Arky Vaughan broke in with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a 20-year old in 1932. He immediately established himself as a big leaguer by hitting .318 in 555 plate appearances. An All Star in 9 straight seasons from 1934-1942, Vaughan often led the league in major offensive categories. He paced the Senior
Vaughan died at age 40, just four years after retiring from baseball

Vaughan died at age 40, just four years after retiring from baseball

Born in Clifty, Arkansas, Joseph Floyd Vaughan moved to California as an infant. He learned to speak by mimicking his parents’ Arkansas accent. Classmates started calling him “Arky” and the moniker stuck for the rest of his days. One of 7 members of the Hall of Fame born in the Lan
Arky Vaughan was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 28, 1985

Arky Vaughan was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 28, 1985

Baseball’s ultimate honor is induction into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. After a 14-year big league career that included 9 selections in baseball’s first 10 All Star Games, Arky Vaughan earned the distinction. The Veterans Committee elected Vaughan along with four-time Worl

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