Boog Powell was built like a bull. The power hitter easily won the hearts of Baltimore with his booming home runs and nice demeanor. He batted cleanup for over a decade and solidified the lineup providing much needed offense for the pitching heavy Orioles. He was a good clutch hitter and though he committed his share of errors, he was able to prevent a lot of miscues for his infielders as he scooped up many a low throw.
Boog Powell got injured a bit and missed a few handfuls of games each season due to injury. This prevented him from increasing his career hit and power numbers which would have made him a better Hall candidate. Powell did win an MVP and was a runner up another year, but often he occasionally accused of having his popularity outweigh his ability which may explain his low Hall vote.