Perfect Game, the largest youth baseball/softball platform and scouting service, hired former major league All-Star and American League MVP award winner Mo Vaughn as special assistant to Ownership. The company reported that Vaughn will assist “in identifying youth baseball talent in parts of the country where socioeconomic status may prevent access or opportunity.”

Perfect game reported that “Vaughn was a feared hitter in the American League during the 1990s, winning the AL MVP award in 1995 after hitting .300 with 39 home runs and a league-leading 126 RBI. He slugged at least 33 home runs six straight years (1995-2000), making three All-Star teams.”

“Mo is a huge addition to the Perfect Game family, both literally and figuratively,” said Chairman Rick Thurman. “His stature in the baseball community cannot be understated as he is as beloved off the diamond as he was feared on it. Mo’s work in every community he’s ever been associated with is legendary and Perfect Game is excited to see the impact he makes with the athletes in our program.”

“I absolutely love coaching kids in baseball and am thrilled to be an official part of Perfect Game and have the company partner with the Vaughn Sports Academy,” said Vaughn. “I’m looking forward to discovering untapped baseball talent around the country by going to communities where Perfect Game currently isn’t to find the players that maybe aren’t being seen as often as they should be.”

Vaughn’s appointment comes a week after former All-Star outfielder Ryan Klesko joined Perfect Game in a similar position. Vaughn, who operates the Vaughn Sports Academy in Boca Raton, FL, will collaborate with Perfect Game’s network of scouts and coaches to identify promising young baseball talent.

A 12-year veteran of the major leagues, Vaughn finished his career with a .293 batting average, 270 doubles, 328 home runs, 1,064 RBI, and a .906 OPS for the Boston Red Sox (1991-98), Anaheim Angels (1999-2000) and New York Mets (2002-03).

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