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Maurice Samuel Vaughn was born on the 15th December 1967 in Norwalk, Connecticut USA, and is a retired baseball first baseman who played between 1991 and 2003 in the Major-League Baseball (MLB), for the Boston Red Sox (1991-1998), Anaheim Angels (1999-2000), and New York Mets (2002-2003).
Have you ever wondered how rich Mo Vaughn Net Worth is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Vaughn’s net worth is as high as $60 million, an amount mostly earned through his career as a baseball player. After retirement he became Managing Director of OMNI New York LLC, starting a career in real estate, which has also improved his wealth.
Mo Vaughn Net Worth $60 Million
Mo started playing baseball from an early age when he attended Trinity-Pawling School through 7 to 12 grade. He then became a student at Seton Hall, continuing to play baseball under coach Mike Sheppar, setting school records for most home runs in one season with 28, for 218 runs batted in (RBI) and total home runs with 57. In 1987 he led his team to the Big East Conference Baseball Tournament and victory in the finals, while also becoming MVP of the tournament.
Mo was drafted by the Boston Red Sox as the 23rd overall pick from the 1989 Amateur MLB Draft, and made his debut in the MLB on the 21st June 1991. In his first season, Mo played in 74 games and posted 57 home runs with 32 runs batted in. His numbers began to increase, and in 1993 he became one of the main players of the Red Sox. Mo’s form continued to improve which earned him several prestigious awards, including the Silver Slugger Award in 1995, also named AL MVP the same year, and participated in his first All-Star game. Mo played for the Red Sox until 1998, and during that time recorded two more All-Star appearances, in 1996 and 1998.
His contract expired after 1998 season, and he joined the Anaheim Angels, signing a contract worth $80 million over six years, becoming the highest paid player in the league at that time. He continued to play well, keeping up his numbers from the Boston, however, injuries started to nag him, and he missed a lot of games, which eventually resulted in a trade to the New York Mets. Unfortunately, his numbers began to decline, and in 2003 he retired after a knee injury left him off the diamond.
Thanks to his successful stint with the Boston Red Sox, he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2008.
Following his retirement, Mo started a business career, focusing on real estate, and so far has renovated and refurbished in such locations as Whitney Young Manor in Yonkers, New York, Noble Drew Ali Plaza in Brownsville, Brooklyn, and many others.
He has also founded a trucking company, called Mo Vaughn Transport, with headquarters in Solon, Ohio.
Regarding his personal life, Mo has been married to Gail Turkovich-Vaughn since 2000; the couple has a daughter together.
According to reports, during his career, Mo took performance-enhancing drugs on several occasions, buying them from Kirk Radomski. Senator George J. Mitchell tried to get a meeting with Mo, to give a chance to the famed baseball player to explain alleged reports, however, Mo never agreed to a meeting.