Baseball MVP Mo Vaughn on his clothing line and why he’s the best hitter in Red Sox history


Mo Vaughn knows why you don’t remember him. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t.

“I didn’t really take any shit from any reporters. I just basically told it like it was,” the former American League MVP told me. “And I think that overlapped what I actually did.”

I spoke to Mo about his new clothing line, MVP Collections, his success as an entrepreneur across multiple industries, and how statistically he is the best hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox. Listen to the full interview here.

Since you retired, you’ve started several different businesses – a trucking company, a real estate and housing company – and this is your latest entrepreneurial effort. Why have you been able to keep all your money when so many professional athletes go broke?

“Really, I look at needs. When I got into transportation, I looked at that as a fail-safe business. When I got into housing, the need was obvious. I’ve been very fortunate to have good partners. People that are trustworthy and know what they are talking about. I’ve got a lot of good ideas, but you’ve got to get with good people. Whatever is new and coming up, I’ve always tried to stay on top of that. And MVP Collections is an extension of that – I think there’s a need and a market for this. I go out and I look at certain styles – denim style, coded jeans – and they really weren’t there for big guys. And I was just thinking about how guys who need a two, three, four or five x jeans – 38 to 50 sized waist – had nowhere to go. So I was able to price point this thing: $58 bucks for a premium T, $208 for premium denim. It’s a lifestyle brand that’s affordable for the average guy.”

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