Maurice Samuel (Mo) Vaughn graduated from Trinity Pawling Prep in Pawling, NY in 1986.
Attended Seton Hall University for three years (1987-1989) ... Batted .417 with a school-record 57 home runs and 218 RBI in his career ... Hit 28 home runs as a freshman to set a school single-season mark.
Won the Thomas A. Yawkey Award, emblematic of the team's Most Valuable Player, by the Boston Baseball Writers Association four straight years from 1993-1996.
Was the Annual Man of the Year by the Boston Red Sox Club and WSBK-TV 38 in 1993.
Named Pro Athlete of the Year by the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance in 1993.
Inducted into the Seton Hall Athletic Hall of Fame on January 24, 1995, along with John Valentin, Craig Biggio and coach Mike Sheppard.
Active with community-related efforts in New England ... Creator and overseer of the Mo Vaughn Youth Center in Dorchester, MA.
Continues to visit Charles Taylor elementary school in Mattapan, MA, which he began doing under the Red Sox Adopt-A School Program.
Also assisted UCI Medical Center, donating funds for a pediatric activity room and attending the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit reunion.
HITS, GAME -- 5 (three times, last, May 24, 2000, Anaheim at Minnesota)
HRs, GAME -- 3 (two times, last, May 30, 1997, Boston vs. Yankees)
MULITPLE-HOME RUN GAMES -- 30 (28, two home run game and two, three home run games)
RBI, GAME -- 6 (four times, last, June 24, 1999, Anaheim at Seattle)
STOLEN BASES, GAME -- 1 (30 times, last, April 7, 2000, Anaheim vs. Boston)
BATTING STREAK -- 16 games (three times, last, September 13-September 27, 1998)
GRAND SLAMS -- 10, last, September 24, 2000, Anaheim at Texas (off Mike Venafro)
MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE:
12 Years, 71 Days
SIGNED BY: Matt Sczesny (Boston Red Sox)
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Anaheim Angels, along with cash, in exchange for righthanded pitcher Kevin Appier on December 27, 2001.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2004.
Was the 1995 American League Most Valuable Player ... Has been selected the American League's Player of the Week five times ... Was the AL's Player of the Month once (May, 1996) ... Is a three-time American League All-Star ... Named to The Sporting News' Silver Slugger team in 1995.
2003Injury limited his season to just 27 games.
Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 3rd with inflammation of the left knee.
His last game of the season was May 2nd at Milwaukee.
Made 24 starts at first base.
Walked four times vs. Arizona on April 25th, becoming the first Mets player to collect four walks in a game since Mike Piazza on May 27, 2000 at St. Louis.
Had a season-high five-game hitting streak from April 16th-April 20th...Batted .381 (8-21) with two doubles, a home run, two walks and eight RBI in those games.
Also picked up a season-high four hits, April 17th at Pittsburgh...In that game, he added a season-best four RBI.
His solo home run on April 16th at Pittsburgh cleared the stadium and bounced into the Alleghery River.
Knocked in 12 runs in his last 15 games of the season.
Collected his 300th career home run on April 3rd off the Pirates' Kip Wells ... That home run made him and Mike Piazza only the second pair of teammates to have 300 or more home runs in the major leagues ... The first were Rafael Palmiero and Juan Gonzalez of the Texas Rangers.
Was placed on the 15-Day DL on April 9th, retroactive to April 6th, with a small non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of the right hand ... Mo was hit on the hand by a Jimmy Anderson pitch in the first inning on April 4th vs. Pittsburgh ... Activated from the Disabled List on April 21st.
Garnered his 1,500th career hit, a single off the Rockies' Mike Hampton, on May 11th at Shea.
Hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning off David Wells on June 16th vs. the Yankees which gave the Mets a 3-2 win and Mo 1,001 RBI for his career.
Hit two home runs, both solo shots, on June 26th vs. Atlanta (Glavine, Gryboski) ... It was the 29th multiple-home run game of his career.
Collected the 30th multiple-home run game of his career (Colon, Stewart), September 13th at Montreal ... Has 28, two-home run games and two, three-home run contests for his career ... Was 4-4 in the game.
Hit .285 (79-277) with 46 runs, 12 doubles, 21 home runs, 47 RBI and two sacrifice flies in his last 78 contests with an at-bat.
Finished the season with 33 multi-hit games: 29, two-hit contests, three, three-hit games and one, four-hit contest.
Had 14 multi-RBI games: nine games with two RBI, three games with three RBI and two games with four RBI.
Has a .526 career slugging percentage, which is 15th-highest among active players with at least 4,000 at-bats and the sixth-highest among active lefthanded batters.
Missed the entire season due to injury ... Underwent reconstructive surgery to repair a distal biceps tendon rupture and the biceps muscle in his left arm on February 6, 2001 ... The two-and-a-half hour procedure, performed by Dr. Bernard Morrey and attended by Angels' Medical Director Dr. Lewis Yocum, took place at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Marked his sixth straight season with 30 or more home runs and sixth time with 100 or more RBI.
Along with Garret Anderson, Troy Glaus and Tim Salmon, formed the first quartet of teammates in American League history to each collect 30 home runs in one season (seventh time in major league history).
With Anderson, tied a then-club record for RBI in season by a lefthanded batter (Wally Joyner-1987) ... Was just the second player in Angels' history to post consecutive 100 RBI seasons (Wally Joyner, 1986-1987).
Was one of nine players with 700 or more RBI over a six-season span from 1995 through 2000 (Sosa-775, Belle-762, Palmiero-745, Ramirez-739,
Bichette-732, Griffey-727, Bagwell-709 and Vaughn-705).
Was one of six players to hit 30 or more home runs in each season from 1995 to 2000 (also Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, Piazza and Palmeiro).
Was the third Angel in club history to record 30 home runs in back-to-back seasons (Don Baylor, 1978-1979 and Tim Salmon, 1995-1997).
Tied career-bests in games played and doubles ... His 161 games played were the most by an Angel since Baylor played in 162 in 1979.
Tied a club record with two hits in an inning, April 20th at Toronto (sixth inning).
Became the first trio (Glaus and Salmon) to hit home runs in the same inning twice in the same game in baseball history on April 21st at Tampa Bay.
Was the American League Player of the Week from May 8th-May 14th.
Hit a home run in consecutive games three times during the year, including three straight games, May 12th-May 14th.
Equalled his career-best with five hits, May 24th at Minnesota ... It was the third time in his career he accomplished the feat.
Had 13 home runs in May, the most in any month of his career, which also tied club record.
Tied the club record (set several times) with four walks, July 20th vs. Texas.
Hit his ninth career grand slam on September 1st at Chicago off Lorenzo Barcelo.
Became second player ever (Chili Davis) to hit an outfield speaker in a game at The Metrodome, September 17th in the sixth inning ... The ball dropped to the turf for a single.
Collected his 10th career grand slam, September 24th at Texas off Mike Venafro.
Had four, two-home runs games during the season: April 21st at Tampa Bay; May 8th vs. Oakland; May 14th vs. Texas; and May 20th vs. Kansas City ... Has 28 multiple-home run games in his career (26, two-home run games and two, three-home run games).
Finished 10th in batting average in the American League ... Was also 10th in batting average vs. lefthanded pitchers (.336), eighth in on-base percentage (.433) and tied for ninth in hit-by-pitches.
Was Anaheim's starting first baseman Opening Night, making his Angels' debut ... Suffered a bone bruise and sprained ligaments of the left ankle, after falling into the visiting dugout attempting to catch a foul pop fly in the first inning ... Left the game in the sixth inning and was examined by the Angels' Medical Director Dr. Lewis Yocum ... Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 8th (retroactive to April 7th) ... Activated from the DL on April 22nd.
Connected for his 250th career home run, April 17th at Chicago off Jamie Navarro.
Hit his eighth career grand slam, May 14th vs. Tampa Bay (off Bobby Witt).
Was the AL's Player of the Week, May 10th-May 16th, when he hit .455 (10-22) with five runs, one double, four home runs and 14 RBI ... Also had a 1.045 slugging percentage.
Equalled his career-best with five hits, June 24th at Seattle.
Tied his career-best with six RBI twice during the year: June 24th at Seattle and May 14th vs. Tampa Bay.
Tied the Angels' club record with two hits in an inning on July 7th vs. Seattle in the fifth inning.
Hit a home run in four straight contests from September 9th-September 13th, tying his career-high.
Collected five RBI, September 22nd vs. Tampa Bay, giving him 101 RBI for the season..Became the 13th Angels' player (15th time) to collect 100 or more RBI in a season and it was the fifth time he has done so in his career.
Belted his 30th home run of the season on September 24th at Seattle ... Became 10th player in club history to total 30 home runs and 100 RBI in the same
season ... His home run was the first to reach the upper deck in right field at Safeco Field (444 feet).
Finished second in the American League in batting average, hits and intentional walks (13) ... Was also tied for second in multiple-hit games (60).
Established career-highs in batting average and slugging percentage (.591) ... His batting average was the highest by a Red Sox player since Wade Boggs hit .366 in 1988.
Became only the third player in Red Sox history with two or more, 40-plus home run seasons (Carl Yastrzemski 1967, 1969, 1970 and Jimmie Foxx 1936, 1938).
Also became the third player in Red Sox history to hit 30-plus home runs in four consecutive seasons (Williams 1941-1942, 1946-1947 and Foxx 1936-1940).
Posted 200 hits for the second time in career ... Marked the 22nd time in Red Sox history that feat has been accomplished.
Collected his seventh career grand slam on April 10th vs. Seattle off Paul Spoljaric ... It was a game-winning, ninth inning home run ... Was his second walk-off home run of the season.
Had four, two-home run games on the season: June 5th vs. the Mets; July 18th at Detroit; August 6th and August 9th at Texas.
Selected to represent the American League in the All-Star game at Colorado ... Did not play.
Ended the year with a 16-game hitting streak, which tied his career-high, from September 13th-September 27th ... Hit .382 (26-68) with three doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 RBI during the streak ... Also had 16-game hitting streaks in 1993 and 1996.
Became the fourth Sox player to collect 30 home runs in three consecutive seasons (Jim Rice 1977-1979, Williams 1941-1942 and 1946-1947 and Foxx 1936-1940).
Equalled his career-best with six RBI, April 16th vs. Cleveland.
Tied his career-high with three home runs and 13 total bases, May 30th vs. New York Yankees.
Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 17th (retroactive to June 15th), with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee ... Was activated July 10th.
Finished second in the American League in intentional walks (19), third in RBI and total bases (370), fourth in hits and hit-by-
pitches (14), fifth in at-bats, sixth in on-base percentage (.420), tied for sixth in home runs, ninth in extra-base hits (74), tied for ninth in walks and 10th in average, runs scored and slugging percentage (.583).
Was named the AL Player of the Week, April 29th-May 5th.
Selected the American League's Player of the Month for May ... Hit .396 (42-106) with 24 runs, six doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 28 RBI during the month.
Established a career-high with five hits on June 5th at Chicago.
Tied his career-best with a 16-game hitting streak from June 12th-June 29th ... Hit .348 (24-69) during the streak.
Was voted to start in the Mid-Summer Classic at Philadelphia ... It was his second straight All-Star appearance ... Was 1-for-3 with a double in the contest.
Collected his sixth career grand slam, July 12th at Detroit off Omar Olivares.
Was honored again as the League's Player of the Week, September 9th-September 15th.
Posted his first career three-home run game, September 24th vs. Baltimore ... Established a career-high with 13 total bases ... Was 4-5 with three runs, three home runs and five RBI in the contest.
Also on September 24th, he became the first major league player with 40 home runs and 200 hits since Jim Rice in 1978 (Ellis Burks of Colorado reached 40 home runs and 200 hits on September 28th).
Named the American League's Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America ... Received 12 first place votes and 308 points, edging the Cleveland Indians' Albert Belle (11 first place votes and 300 votes), making it the fifth-tightest race in AL MVP history.
Finished the season tied for first in the American League in RBI ... Also ranked fifth in the League in extra-base hits (70) and total bases (316), fourth in intentional walks (17), tied for fourth in home runs and sixth in slugging percentage (.575).
Set career-highs with 11 stolen bases and three triples.
Named to The Sporting News' Silver Slugger team.
Recorded 11 home runs in May, the most in one month by a Red Sox player since Dwight Evans' 13 home runs in August of 1987 and the most in May since Jim Rice's club record of 13 in 1978.
Established a career-high by driving in six runs on July 3rd at Kansas City.
Selected to his first All-Star Game at the The Ballpark in Arlington ... Was 0-2 in the contest.
Hit three grand slams: May 2nd at the Yankees off Brian Boehringer; July 21st vs. Minnesota off Scott Klingenbeck and August 3rd at Detroit off Joe Boever ... The three grand slams fell one short of Babe Ruth's 1919 major league record.
Named the American League's Player of the Week, July 31st-August 6th.
Had four, two-home run games: May 16th at Milwaukee; July 2nd vs. Detroit; July 3rd at Kansas City; and September 12th at Baltimore.
Led the American League in intentional walks (20) ... Ranked third in hit-by-pitches, sixth in slugging percentage (.576), tied for seventh in home runs and 11th in total bases (227) and extra-base hits (52).
Posted four multiple-home run games, all two-home run games; April 19th vs. Oakland; May 8th at Yankees, June 4th vs. Texas and July 29th vs. Milwaukee.
Tied a major league record with two doubles in one inning (the first inning), June 21st at Toronto.
Set a career-high with five walks vs. Cleveland, August 7th (Game Two).
Bothered by left knee and hamstring problems the last seven weeks of the season ... Had arthroscopic surgery on October 20th at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Finished third in the American League in intentional walks (23) ... Also ranked ninth in slugging percentage (.509) and 10th in on-base percentage (.390).
Had the most home runs and RBI in a season for a Red Sox player since Nick Esasky (30 home runs and 101 RBI) in 1989.
Posted his first career multiple-home run game, May 23rd vs. New York (two solo home runs, both off Jimmy Key).
Hit his first major league grand slam on July 8th at Oakland off Todd Van Poppel.
Belted his second career grand slam on July 25th vs. Oakland off Rick Honeycutt.
Set a career-best with a 16-game hitting streak, August 19th-September 5th ... Hit .403 (25-62) with three home runs and seven RBI during the streak.
Began the season with Boston, hitting a home run in his first at-bat off the Yankees' Scott Sanderson, April 7th at New York ... Also hit a home run in his
second game of the season, April 11th at Cleveland, off Dennis Cook.
Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA) of the International League on May 11th ... Was recalled on June 22nd.
Had a pinch-hit home run off Mike Hennemen on September 21st at Detroit.
Made 82 starts at first and 16 as designated hitter.
Began the season with Pawtucket ... Had his contract purchased by the Red Sox on June 27th.
Made his major league debut that night starting at first base ... Went 0-for-2 with one walk.
Collected his first big league hit, a single off the Orioles' Todd Frohwirth, on June 28th at Baltimore.
Registered his first major league home run, a solo shot, on June 30th at Baltimore off Jeff Robinson ... The home run traveled 438 feet to rightfield and came approximately five rows from becoming only the second ball to leave Memorial Stadium.