Arky Vaughan

Arky Vaughan

Arky Vaughn was a Major League baseball player. He played 14 seasons between 1932 and 1948. He Played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers, primarily as a shortstop.

About Arky Vaughan

Joseph Floyd 'Arky' Vaughan (March 9, 1912 August 30, 1952) was a professional baseball player. He played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball between 1932 and 1948 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers, primarily a shortstop. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985. Born in Clifty, Arkansas, Vaughan, who got his nickname early in life due to his Arkansas drawl, made his professional debut in 1931 at age 19 for the minor league Wichita Aviators of the Western League, where he hit .338 with 21 home runs. When the Aviators became affiliated with the Chicago Cubs after the season, Vaughan was acquired by the Tulsa Oilers, who were affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates. On April 7, 1932, Vaughan was acquired from the Oilers by the Pirates. Vaughan began the 1932 season as the backup to the Pirates' starting shortstop, Tommy Thevenow.

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