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Ralph "Red" Vaughan

Inducted 1991

Elgin High School


A longtime friend of Elgin sports, "Red" Vaughan founded the Elgin American Little League and was instrumental in construction of the league's diamonds. He managed in the league for eight years (1953-1960), fielding two championship teams - the Red Sox in 1953 and the undefeated Cubs in 1960. He was twice named All-Star manager. He began officiating little league games in 1959 and moved on to umpire Teener League, high school and college baseball games.

"Red" distinguished himself as a player/coach in the Elgin Men's 16 inch "A" Softball League. His teams won a combined record of 18 City League Championships.

An ardent supporter of Elgin High School Athletics, "Red" sponsors the "Ralph Vaughan Award for the Outstanding Girl Athlete" at the school each year.