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Encyclopedia > Boog Powell

John Wesley Powell (born August 17, 1941 in Lakeland, Florida) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1961-74), Cleveland Indians (1975-76) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1977). He batted left handed and threw right handed. August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Lakeland is a city located in Polk County, Florida. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 â€¢ 1941 1920 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1900...


Powell currently owns Boog's Barbecue, which sells barbecue sandwiches and ribs along Eutaw Street at Camden Yards and along the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a Major League Baseball stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland which was constructed to replace the aging Memorial Stadium. ... Ocean City is an Atlantic Ocean barrier island town located in Worcester County, Maryland. ...

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Biography

Powell joined the Orioles in after leading the International League in home runs at Rochester in 1961, and spent his first three seasons as a slow-footed left fielder before switching to first base in 1965. Offensively, he was an immediate success, hitting 25 home runs in 1963, then leading the American League in slugging percentage (.606) in 1964 while blasting a career-high 39 home runs despite missing several weeks because of a broken wrist. He slumped to .248 with 17 home runs in 1965, then won the American League Comeback player of the Year honors in 1966 (.287, 34 home runs, 109 runs batted in) while being hampered by a broken finger. The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... In English literary history, the name Rochester refers to John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ...


Baltimore's Glory Years

In 1966, Powell led the Orioles to the 1966 World Series and there they surprised the baseball world by sweeping the mighty Los Angeles Dodgers in 4 games to become baseball's world champions. The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ...


Before the 1967 season, Powell lamented, "once, just once, i'd like to through a whole season without an injury," and he did just that, playing over 150 games each of the next three seasons. In 1968 he hit a career-high .304 with 37 home runs and 121 runs batted in, and in 1970 he was the American League Most Valuable Player, narrowing missing a .300 average on the last day of the season and hitting 35 more home runs with 114 runs batted in. In the 1970 World Series, Powell homered in the first two games as the Orioles whipped the Cincinnati Reds in 5 games. Prior to the 1971 seaon, Powell appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated for a 1971 baseball preview issue, when the regular season ended, Powell helped Baltimore to a third straight World Series that year, blasting a pair of home runs in game two of the American League Championship Series against the up-and-coming Oakland Athletics, but he hit only .111 in the 1971 World Series as Baltimore lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1) 1882 Central Division titles... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS) determines who wins the American League pennant and advances to face the winner of the National League Championship Series in baseballs championship, the World Series. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1886) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division...


Calling It A Career

The aging slugger was traded to Cleveland with Don Hood for Dave Duncan and a minor leaguer before the 1975 season, and he hit .297 with 27 home runs for the Indians that year, but he hit only nine home runs in 1976 and none as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers in 1977. Dave Duncan can refer to different people: Dave Duncan: a Canadian writer Dave Duncan: a Major League Baseball player David Duncan: government witness in Enron scandal. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Career

In a 17-season career, Powell posted a .266 batting average with 339 home runs and 1187 RBI in 2042 games. Powell hit three home runs in a game thre times, and was second only to Eddie Murphy on the Orioles all-time home run list before Cal Ripken Jr. surpassed Powell in 1998. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ... Eddie Murphy Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Highlights

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual exhibition baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the position players and by the manager for pitchers. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award was established in 1965 by The Sporting News (TSN). ...

See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score. ...

External links

  • Baseball Library - profile
  • Baseball Reference - statistics

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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Boog Powell (583 words)
Boog Powell is currently an avid angler, kicking off the Maryland Fishing season with the governor.
Powell joined the Orioles after leading the International League in home runs at Rochester in 1961, and spent his first three seasons as a slow-footed left fielder before switching to first base in 1965.
Powell helped Baltimore to a third straight World Series that year, blasting a pair of home runs in game two of the American League Championship Series against the up-and-coming Oakland Athletics, but he hit only.111 in the 1971 World Series as Baltimore lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games.
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