Dickie Vaughan ( – 2021)
We recently lost an icon in the adult baseball world, Richard “Dickie” Vaughan. Dickie pretty much graced every one of the many baseball event businesses. He wholeheartedly supported Play at the Plate, joining us at multiple events each year, for nearly 17 years.
From an original PATP camper to a regular stalwart, Dickie helped kick off our inaugural event in Palm Beach back in 2004. In the decade and a half that followed he logged thousands of miles with Play at the Plate. Lighting up scoreboards from Pittsburgh to Rickwood, AL and everywhere in between…I’ll never forget the game at Al Lang Field where he single-handedly defeated the defending champions in a performance for all time.
What separated Dickie from most, was his love of the game. The joy he had and shared with his team-mates and fellow players. The respect he gave and the respect he got. He became a close, personal friend of mine, eager and willing to listen to my hair brained ideas. Dickie gave me solid advice and most importantly, supported and spread the word about us, especially in the early days.
Dickie Vaughan Good Guy Award
PATP is proud to announce the inception of the “Dickie Vaughan Good Guy Award” in his honor. This award will go to a player who’s supported PATP throughout the years. Think of the person you most look forward to seeing and sharing time with on your way to a PATP tournament and enter their name below.