Short Hops: Mo Vaughn by Dave Benoit

Dave Benoit is a banking reporter for Dow Jones Newswires. He tweets @DaveCBenoit.

I submit Maurice Vaughn. Not just because he was the first baseman for the decade in Boston, but because he’s practically an “I Love the 90s” walking metaphor. His body encapsulates the 90’s first baseman (lumbering). Being called “The Hit Dog” would only happen in the 90s. And he got one of those crazy-for-the-time historical contracts and promptly fell in a dugout his first game, never to be the same in the following decade.

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  • He is also perhaps the quintessential “driven out of town by the Boston media for no good reason” player.

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