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Encyclopedia > Arky Vaughan
Arky Vaughan
Arky Vaughan
Shortstop
Born: March 9, 1912
Clifty, Arkansas
Died: August 30, 1952 (aged 40)
Eagleville, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1932
for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Final game
September 22, 1948
for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting average     .318
Hits     2103
RBI     926
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star from 1934-1942
  • 1935 National League Batting Champion with .385
  • Led NL in On-base % from 1934-1936
  • Led NL in Slugging % in 1935 with .607
  • Led NL in runs in 1936, 1940, 1943
  • Led NL in triples in 1933, 1937, 1940
  • Led NL in stolen bases in 1943 with 20
  • National League pennant in 1947
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1985
Election Method     Veteran's Committee

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Born in Clifty, Arkansas, Vaughan made his major league debut in 1932 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He quickly built a reputation as a superb hitter, batting .318 in his first year, and knocking in over 90 runs in 1933, 1934 and 1935. Over the following decade, he asserted established himself as one of the finest hitting shortstops to ever play the game, batting over .300 in every season through 1941, and regularly being at or near the top of the league in runs scored, RBI, batting average, stolen bases and walks. This article is about the U.S. State. ... // Brooklyns major league baseball team, known informally until now as the Superbas, the Robins, or the Trolley Dodgers, officially selects the name Brooklyn Dodgers. ... This article is about the baseball team. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... See also: 1932 in sports, 1934 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball New York Giants defeat Washington Senators in the World Series, 4-1. ... See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... See also: 1940 in sports, 1942 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball The New York Yankees won the World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers by 4 games to 1. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ...


In the 1941 All-Star Game, Vaughan hit two home runs, but was upstaged by a ninth-inning, three-run homer by American Leaguer Ted Williams. The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Vaughan was traded prior to the 1942 season to the Brooklyn Dodgers and was unable to maintain his high standards of play in his new city, despite leading the league with 20 stolen bases in 1943. Vaughan missed three years before returning in 1947. He played in his only World Series that season, losing to the New York Yankees, and left the majors after the 1948 season. His last year in baseball was 1949 with the PCL's San Francisco Seals. He retired with 1173 runs scored, 96 home runs, 926 RBI, 118 steals, a .318 batting average (the second highest mark for a Hall of Fame shortstop, behind Honus Wagner's lifetime average of .327) and a .406 on base percentage. His best personal year came in 1935 when he hit .385 (a 20th century record for National League shortstops) with 19 home runs and 99 RBI. See also: 1941 in sports, other events of 1942, 1943 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. // Baseball January 4: Hall of Fame election: Rogers Hornsby is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, getting 78... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... See also: 1942 in sports, 1944 in sports and the list of years in sports. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. Baseball World Series: New York Yankees defeats St. ... See also: 1946 in sports, other events of 1947, 1948 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Wally Parks founds the Southern California Timing Association, to better organize drag racing. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... See also: 1947 in sports, 1949 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 29: Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The San Francisco Seals were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League from 1903 until 1957. ... Homerun redirects here. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman due to his superb speed and German heritage, was an American Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the NL from 1897 to 1917. ... In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in...


An avid outdoorsman, Arky loved to fish and hunt. On August 30, 1952, while fishing in Lost Lake, near Eagleville, California, a storm brewed up rather suddenly. Arky and a friend were caught up in the turbulence, the boat sank, and the two men drowned. He was just 40 years old. There are two communities named Eagleville in California. ...


Vaughan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1981, Lawrence Ritter and Donald Honig included him in their book The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time. In his New Historical Baseball Abstract, Bill James has argued that Vaughan is the second best shortstop in major league history, behind fellow Pirate and mentor, Honus Wagner. In addition, Vaughan is also the 26th greatest non-pitcher in major league history, according to win shares. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Lawrence S. Ritter (1922 - 2004) was a writer whose specialty was baseball. ... For other persons named Bill James, see Bill James (disambiguation). ... Johannes Peter Honus Wagner (February 24, 1874 - December 6, 1955), nicknamed The Flying Dutchman due to his superb speed and German heritage, was an American Major League Baseball shortstop who played in the NL from 1897 to 1917. ... Win Shares is a book (ISBN 1931584036) about baseball written by Bill James, published by STATS, Inc. ...


See also

Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... Below is the list of 158 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 100 triple milestone. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the highest batting average in a particular season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Major League Baseball recognizes stolen base champions in the American League and National League each season. ...

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Preceded by
Paul Waner
National League Batting Champion
1935
Succeeded by
Paul Waner
Preceded by
Pete Reiser
National League Stolen Base Champion
1943
Succeeded by
Johnny Barrett
Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... The batting championship is awarded to the Major League Baseball player in each the American League and National League who has the highest batting average in a particular season. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Paul Glee Waner (April 16, 1903 - August 29, 1965) was an American player in Major League Baseball who, along with his brother Lloyd, starred in the Pittsburgh Pirates outfield in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Harold Patrick Pete Reiser (March 17, 1919 - October 25, 1981), the original Pistol Pete, was a talented and exciting outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1940s. ... Major League Baseball recognizes stolen base champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Johnny Barrett (born December 18, 1915 in Lowell, Massachusetts; died August 17, 1974), is a former professional baseball player who played outfield in the Major Leagues from 1942-1946. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... This is a list of members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, in order of induction. ... official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ... Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. ... The J. G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members. ... Joseph T. McGuff (August 15, 1926 – February 4, 2006) was an American journalist, author, and newspaper editor. ... The Ford C. Frick Award is an award bestowed annually by the Baseball Hall of Fame in the United States to a broadcaster for major contributions to baseball. ... Buck Canel was a Latin-American Major League Baseball announcer. ...

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Arky Vaughan - Academic Kids (328 words)
Vaughan was traded prior to the 1942 season to the Brooklyn Dodgers and was unable to maintain his high standards of play in his new city, despite leading the league with 20 stolen bases in 1943.
Arky and a friend were caught up in the turbulence, the boat sank, and the two men drowned.
Vaughan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.
Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughan (1912–1952) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas (691 words)
Arky Vaughan was born on March 9, 1912, in Clifty (Madison County) to Robert Vaughan and Laura Denny Vaughan.
Vaughan’s consistent hitting ability is also evidenced by his.318 lifetime batting average and by the fact that he struck out only 276 times in his career, out of a total of 6,622 times at bat.
Vaughan interrupted his playing career after the 1943 season, supposedly because he no longer wanted to play for Brooklyn manager Leo Durocher, although Vaughan said it was because he wanted to devote his time to his California farm in support of the war effort.
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