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87.  Boog Powell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 17, 1941 in Lakeland, FL USA
  • Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 26, 1961
  • Final Game: August 24, 1977
  • TSN All-Star - 1966
  • TSN All-Star - 1968
  • TSN All-Star - 1969
  • Most Valuable Player - 1970
  • TSN All-Star - 1970
 
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History has given the pitching staff much of the credit for the World Series Runs of the Baltimore Orioles in 1966 and 1970, but it was the heavy hitting Boog Powell who was the favorite of the fans in Maryland.

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.

 

Should Boog Powell be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 73.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Lakeland, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Saturday, 01 January 1983
  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Most Valuable Player (1) (AL) (1970)
    4 Time All Star (1968, 1969, 1970 & 1971)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (AL) (1964)
    Most Runs Scored (1) (AL) (1975)
    Most Doubles (1) (AL) (1975)
    World Series Rings (2) (Baltimore Orioles 1966 & 1970)
  • Other Points of Note: Other Top Ten MVP Finishes: (Won the 1970 AL MVP)
    (AL: 1966, 3rd) & (AL: 1969, 2nd)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentages)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Home Runs)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 60. Intentional Walks: 140
    65. Win Probability Added: 40.3
    98. Home Runs: 339
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 1983: 1.3
  • Should be Inducted As A: Baltimore Oriole

Should Boog Powell be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 73.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4%
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