Known for his high, hard fast ball and his pinpoint curve ball, he helped his team win a double-header against a strong team from Weymouth at the young age of 16. His team from Middleton went on to win the 1919 Valley Championships that year.
Besides being an excellent pitcher, Vaughn was also an outstanding batter and first baseman. The Middleton team went on to be Nova Scotia finalists in 1922 and became the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball Champs in 1923 with “Fireballer” Reagh winning three of four games against the always powerful Springhill Fencebusters. During an exhibition game series against the Boston Giants, he was noticed by a Boston scout. As a result, in 1924, Vaughn was attended a tryout at the Boston Braves spring training camp. Middleton’s team record in 1923 was 28 wins, 10 losses and 1 tie. Reagh was credited with 25 of those wins.
Reagh had other talents besides baseball. He was an expert sign painter, a musician and even an inventor. (He once came up with a drill bit that could drill square holes.
Vaughn Reagh, a member of the Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame, passed away in 1976 at the age of 74.