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Randy Vaughn worked on concentrating over 3 seasons, made AA

Randy Vaughn 1990 Baseball City card

Back on the mound after time away, Appleton hurler Randy Vaughn pitched well over five innings in this August 1989 win, The Appleton Post-Crescent wrote.

The only thing that took him out of the game was his pitch limit, The Post-Crescent wrote.

"I had pretty good command of all of my pitches, especially my slider," Vaughn told The Post-Crescent afterward. "I'm pitching a lot better since I came back. I'm concentrating now, something I wasn't doing earlier in the season."

While Vaughn may have pitched better then by concentrating more, he never pitched well enough for a long career. He saw a total of three seasons. He topped out at AA.

Vaughn's career began in 1988, taken in the Royals in the eighth round of the draft out of Shelton State Community College in Alabama.

Vaughn started with the Royals at short-season Eugene. He went 4-4, with a 2.82 ERA over 15 starts.

He moved to single-A Appleton for 1989. He saw 15 outings, 14 starts and went 5-6, with a 4.04 ERA.

For 1990, he arrived at high-A Baseball City and got a four-game look at AA Memphis. He saw 4.1 innings at Memphis and gave up six earned runs. Overall, he went 3-6, with a 4.37 ERA in 1990 to end his career.

Randy Vaughn 1990 Baseball City card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,302
Made the Majors:1,393-32.4%
Never Made Majors:2,909-67.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:567
10+ Seasons in the Minors:349

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