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Frank Thomas and Mo Vaughn Look to “Bring Back Sexy for Big Men”

The former All-Star rivals have teamed up on MVP Collections

Mo Vaughn and Frank Thomas in 1996. (Focus on Sport/Getty)
Mo Vaughn and Frank Thomas in 1996. (Focus on Sport/Getty)

Baseball legends Frank Thomas and Mo Vaughn go back a long time.

Before they were competing against each other on the baseball diamonds of Major League Baseball, the pair faced off in the NCAA regionals as college freshmen, “The Big Hurt” Thomas at Auburn and “Hit Dog” Vaughn at Seton Hall. Not long after, the two faced off once again when they were both playing in the famed Cape Cod League when Vaughn’s Wareham team defeated Thomas’ Orleans squad two games to one in the league championship series.

The competition only continued in the majors with Thomas winning back-to-back MVPs with the White Sox in 1993 and ’94 and Vaughn denying him a three-peat by winning it with the Red Sox in 1995.

Thomas and Vaughn had a rivalry, but it was a friendly one that led to plenty of “motivated” chats at first base between the two All-Stars.

Mo Vaughn and Frank Thomas in 1996. (MVP Collections)
“Shopping big for the last 30, 35 years of my life, it’s not easy.” (MVP Collections)

 

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