Farmer Vaughn

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Harry Francis Vaughn

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 177 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Farmer Vaughn, as the regular catcher for the Cincinnati Reds in 1893, had 108 RBI although he hit only 1 home run. He later managed the Birmingham Barons in the Southern Association from 1905 to 1908. The team won the league championship in 1906.

Vaughn played 13 seasons in the majors. Although he was not a strong hitter, he earned his keep by playing two important defensive positions of the time: catcher (553 games) and first base (253 games). He also appeared more than 100 times in the outfield.

During his time with Cincinnati, Charlie Comiskey was his manager for several seasons and then Buck Ewing was his manager for several more. Ewing had previously managed him in the 1890 Players League. Vaughn, who was born and died in Ohio, played most of his major league career for Cincinnati. He was also a fill-in umpire for a total of 3 games, 1 in the American Association in 1891 and 2 in the National League, in 1892 and 1899.

Sporting Life did call him "Farmer" a lot, although sometimes it called him "Henry" or "Harry". When Sporting Life carried his obituary on February 28, 1914, it said he died suddenly of pneumonia after being ill only a few days. It mentioned, among other things, that he had managed at New Orleans.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1893)

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