QUIZ: Name every player who has hit 50 or more home runs in an MLB season

Who are the players that have hit 50 or more home runs in an MLB season?
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers 2016 All-Fan Giveaways: Will We Ever Reach Bobblehead Overload?

On Monday, the Brewers announced their 2016 All-Fan Giveaway schedule, and there was much rejoicing (probably).  There will be seven bobblehead Sundays, including the likenesses of Craig Counsell, Ryan Braun, Jimmy Nelson, Greg Vaughn, and the now traditional BobbleHank – although this one will bark.  The “Free-Shirt Friday” promotion returns for a third year, with fans voting...
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November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Players with a multi-homer game in the World Series since 1985

Mets rookie Michael Conforto hit two home runs in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. Can you name the others who have hit two or three home runs in a World Series game since 1985?
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp becomes first Padres OF with 100 RBI since '98

On Tuesday night, San Diego Padres right fielder Matt Kemp drove in his 100th RBI on the season, marking the first time a Padres' outfielder has reached that mark since Greg Vaughn had 119 in 1998. Kemp left the game later on with soreness in his right hand. Kemp's bat came alive in the second half of the 2015 season, which is typically the case with him, and has hit 15 home runs...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason Review

Seventeen years ago, 1998, was the last time the San Diego Padres had a lineup that was a legitimate threat to score runs with a Quilvio Veras 2B, Steve Finley CF, Tony Gwynn RF, Ken Caminiti 3B, Greg Vaughn LF, Wally Joyner 1B, Carlos Hernández C, and Chris Gomez SS. This upcoming 2015 MLB Season, the Padres are projected to be a contender after the addition of outfielders Justin...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson, West, and Graham: PCL Padres Sluggers

In 1998, Greg Vaughn became the only Padres player to hit 50 home runs in a season. Six years earlier, Fred McGriff became the only one to lead the National League in homers, with 35. The last Padres player to lead a league in home runs before McGriff? That would be Deron Johnson, who knocked 33 dingers in 1963 to pace the PCL. It was a great season for the Poway native and graduate...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 29, 2000

2000: Two solo home runs were all Tampa Bay needed to defeat the Royals 2-1 at Kauffman Stadium.Royals starter Mac Suzuki pitched eight strong innings, allowing just four hits and four walks while striking out eight. But John Flaherty homered with two outs and no on one in the seventh to break a scoreless tie, and Greg Vaughn homered with two outs in the eighth to give the Devil...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Brandon Nimmo, others promoted

It’s that time of year.  The weather is warmer, there’s an influx of young talent from the draft and organizations begin to promote those players who made impressions in the first half of the minor league season.  Not everyone who deserves a promotion deserves it and not every promotion that is made is deserved.  Here are some notable promotions. Cory Vaughn to AAA – Vaughn...
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–May 18, 1991

1991: A pitchers’ duel for six innings turned into home run derby in the last three innings, as the Royals captured a wild 7-4 win over Milwaukee at Royals Stadium. Royals starter Storm Davis and Brewers starter Don August each allowed one run through six innings. Kansas City struck first, in the first inning. Brian McRae and Nelson Liriano started  the inning with singles...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Padre: I Want To Be Like Tony

I have a confession to make. Much to my detriment, I’m not a native San Diegan. A lot of my friends already know that, but those who aren’t close to me seem to be convinced that I am. It’s an easy mistake to make: I love the city, I write about the city’s baseball team, I brand myself with clothing and hats and other articles emblazoned with an “SD” on it… Frankly,...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 19, 1996

1996: The Royals fell into an early 5-0 hole and could not recover, as Milwaukee delivered an 8-2 pounding at Kauffman Stadium. The Brewers got three runs in the first against starter Chris Haney. Chuck Carr led off the game with a single, followed by Pat Listach’s double. Former Royal Kevin Seitzer’s groundout scored Carr. Greg Vaughn walked. With John Jaha at the plate,...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver Slugger Award

Silver Slugger Award Terry Kennedy – Catcher 1983 Tony Gwynn – Outfield 1984 Garry Templeton – Shortstop 1984 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (2) 1986 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (3) 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher 1987 Benito Santiago – Catcher (2) 1988 Tony Gwynn – Outfield (4) 1989 Benito Santiago – Catcher (3) 1990 Benito Santiago – Catcher (4) 1991 ...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

Cory Vaughn: he possesses the deadly combination of speed, power, and a smile that can light up a room. He is always interacting and having fun with fans via outlets like Twitter. Vaughn, the Mets’ fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, seemed destined to be one of the future faces of the Mets.Growing up as a young boy, I watched Cory’s father, Greg Vaughn, smashing homeruns in...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MMN Top 40 Prospects: No. 16 Cory Vaughn

#16 Cory Vaughn Height: 6’3” Weight: 225 Born: 05/01/1989 (Age 24) Bat/Throws Right/Right Contact: 35/45 Power: 60/65 Run: 50/50 Arm 50/50 Fielding 50/50 I have watched Cory Vaughn knock home runs since the beginning as an intern in Brooklyn. The 4th Rounder out of the 2010 Draft has impressive power that has been on showcase since the Brooklyn Cyclones, his first stop, where...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Fall League: Good Baseball, Good Friends

Last month I made my annual trek to the Arizona Fall League for a much-needed dose of good baseball and good friends. Each year, SABR’s Flame Delhi Chapter hosts a conference that has become a must for me. Baseball Prospectus subscribers can read about my experience at the 2012 conference here and here. For everyone else, a quick summary: It was awesome. This year’s event? Same...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2010 Draft Rewind: Cory Vaughn, 4th Rounder

The Mets 5th round pick in the 2010 Major League Draft was Matt Den Dekker, who broke into the majors in 2013.  Their selection before Matt was outfielder Cory Vaughn, chosen in the 4th round with the 122nd overall pick. Cory is the son of Greg Vaughn, former 1st round pick of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1986 draft.  The elder Vaughn played 15 seasons in the majors, made four...
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Exclusive: Talking With OF Prospect Cory Vaughn

The Mets signed Cory Vaughn in the 4th Round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft from San Diego State University. In 2007, he was initially drafted out of high school in the 43rd Round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to attend college instead. At San Diego State, he played for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has also been a big influence in his life, “Tony Gwynn helped me...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

MMO Exclusive Interview With Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn

The Mets signed Cory Vaughn in the 4th Round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft from San Diego State University. In 2007, he was initially drafted out of high school in the 43rd Round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to attend college instead. At San Diego State, he played for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has also been a big influence in his life, “Tony Gwynn helped me a lot...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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