Arky Vaughan

Joseph Floyd “Arky” Vaughan was one of the premier shortstops in the National League during the 1930’s. He played for 14 seasons, first with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1932-41) and then with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1942-43 & 47-48). Throughout those seasons he hit over .300 twelve times, led the league in triples 3 times, and played in 9 straight All-Star games. In 1935, he had his finest season, winning the NL batting title with a .385 avg. an NL record for shortstops in the 20th century. His career lifetime totals include 2103 hits and a .318 avg. He was also a member of the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers NL pennant winning team. He died young in a boating accident at the age of 40. He was elected to Cooperstown by the Veteran’s Committee in 1985.

-Tony Milito

Arky Vaughan

April 29, 2015
Eagleville, CA

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    Denis always says if you talk baseball with someone who says they know baseball and they don’t know Arky Vaughn, then they don’t know baseball.

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