Former Red Sox first baseman Mo Vaughn took out a half-page ad (shown above) in Thursday’s Boston Globe print edition to support Bostonians in the wake of Monday’s attack at the Boston Marathon.
Vaughn played for the Red Sox from 1991-1998, when he left as a free agent for the Anaheim Angels. The winner of the 1995 AL MVP award, he was one of the city’s biggest sports personalities during his career in Boston.
“Boston will march on” was the theme of Vaughn’s message. The full text is pasted below.
“As a former Major League Baseball player, I spent 8 years playing in the greatest sports town in the country. I’m deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place this past Monday at The Boston Marathon. Patriots Day is the one day each year that this great city celebrates the bravery and heroism of the people that live here. As a community, you quickly pulled together by rushing to the aid of the many injured—first responders, runners and the spectators themselves—you all are heroes in my eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the City of Boston, especially to the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in this horrible incident.
“Boston Will March On.”