If you were paying close attention to Monday’s Boston Red Sox game in Cleveland, you might have noticed a name quite familiar in Red Sox history.
No, we’re not talking about Terry Francona or Mike Napoli in the Indians’ dugout. We’re talking about the Hit Dog, former Red Sox first baseman Mo Vaughn.
The 1995 American League MVP has carved out a nice entrepreneurial life in his post-playing days, and two current Red Sox sluggers — David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. — helped bring that to light.
Ortiz and Bradley propelled the Red Sox to a much-needed 3-2 win to kick off a vital four-city, 11-game road trip by each hitting home runs in the seventh inning. Both round-trippers were launched into right field at Progressive Field, where broadcast cameras caught a glimpse of one of the billboards in the right field upper deck that read”Mo Vaughn Enterprises.”
And yes, it is that Mo Vaughn.
In addition to various real estate conquests, the Hit Dog also started a trucking company after retiring in 2003, named Mo Vaughn Transport. As Cleveland.com pointed out in March, Vaughn and his company teamed with the Tribe as one of the club’s three community partners for the 2016 seasons in an effort to “enhance the franchise’s youth service programs int he area.”
This isn’t the first time Vaughn has made his mark in Cleveland, though.
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