Boog Powell Stats

Boog Powell was born on Sunday, August 17, 1941, in Lakeland, Florida. Powell was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 26, 1961, with the Baltimore Orioles. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Boog Powell baseball stats page.

"If Boog Powell held out his arm, he'd be a railroad crossing." - Broadcaster Joe Garagiola in Total Baseball: The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball (John Thorn, Total Sports Publishing, 03/30/2001, Page 2,470)
Boog Powell

Boog Powell Autograph on a 1964 Topps Baseball Card (#89 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1964top01' title='1964 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Boog Powell Autograph on a 1964 Topps Baseball Card (#89 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
John Wesley Powell
Nickname:
Boog
Born On:
08-17-1941  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Lakeland, Florida
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Key West High School (Key West, FL)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
240
First Game:
09-26-1961 (Age 20)
Last Game:
08-24-1977
Draft:
Not Applicable
Boog Powell

Boog Powell Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Boog Powell

Boog Powell Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1961 20 Orioles 4 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077
1962 21 Orioles 124 400 44 97 13 2 15 1 53 38 5 79 0 1 2 14 .243 .311 .398
1963 22 Orioles 140 491 67 130 22 2 25 0 82 49 8 87 3 5 0 12 .265 .328 .470
1964 23 Orioles 134 424 74 123 17 0 39 0 99 76 6 91 2 2 2 9 .290 .399 .606
1965 24 Orioles 144 472 54 117 20 2 17 0 72 71 13 93 3 6 4 7 .248 .347 .407
1966 25 Orioles 140 491 78 141 18 0 34 1 109 67 9 125 3 3 1 8 .287 .372 .532
1967 26 Orioles 125 415 53 97 14 1 13 0 55 55 5 94 1 4 2 6 .234 .324 .366
1968 27 Orioles 154 550 60 137 21 1 22 0 85 73 12 97 3 5 3 12 .249 .338 .411
1969 28 Orioles 152 533 83 162 25 0 37 0 121 72 10 76 1 8 1 18 .304 .383 .559
1970 29 Orioles 154 526 82 156 28 0 35 1 114 104 18 80 0 8 5 14 .297 .412 .549
1971 30 Orioles 128 418 59 107 19 0 22 1 92 82 11 64 0 5 4 10 .256 .379 .459
1972 31 Orioles 140 465 53 117 20 1 21 2 81 65 14 92 1 4 4 13 .252 .346 .434
1973 32 Orioles 114 370 52 98 13 1 11 0 54 85 10 64 4 5 0 11 .265 .398 .395
1974 33 Orioles 110 344 37 91 13 1 12 1 45 52 10 58 3 3 0 15 .265 .358 .413
1975 34 Indians 134 435 64 129 18 0 27 0 86 59 5 72 1 6 1 5 .297 .377 .524
1976 35 Indians 95 293 29 63 9 0 9 0 33 41 3 43 2 7 0 10 .215 .305 .338
1977 36 Dodgers 50 41 0 10 0 0 0 0 5 12 1 9 0 0 0 0 .244 .415 .244
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
17 Years 2,042 6,681 889 1,776 270 11 339 7 1,187 1,001 140 1,226 27 72 29 164 .266 .361 .462
Boog Powell

Boog Powell Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1961 Orioles LF 3 3 78 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.04
1962 Orioles 1B 1 1 24 10 10.0 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.25
1962 Orioles LF 112 112 2,649 192 1.7 186 185 1 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 1.90
1963 Orioles 1B 23 14 411 150 6.5 147 135 12 3 10 n/a n/a n/a .980 9.66
1963 Orioles LF 121 121 2,952 199 1.6 193 187 6 6 1 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.77
1963 Orioles RF 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Orioles 1B 5 4 120 51 10.2 51 45 6 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.48
1964 Orioles LF 124 115 2,883 205 1.7 200 188 12 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.87
1965 Orioles 1B 78 58 1,683 595 7.6 590 538 52 5 50 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.47
1965 Orioles LF 71 70 1,722 122 1.7 122 121 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.91
1966 Orioles 1B 136 132 3,462 1,175 8.6 1,162 1,094 68 13 96 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.06
1967 Orioles 1B 114 109 2,925 981 8.6 967 903 64 14 82 n/a n/a n/a .986 8.93
1968 Orioles 1B 149 149 429 1,386 9.3 1,372 1,293 79 14 102 n/a n/a n/a .990 86.35
1969 Orioles 1B 144 141 3,699 1,283 8.9 1,276 1,192 84 7 105 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.31
1970 Orioles 1B 145 143 96 1,308 9.0 1,298 1,209 89 10 107 n/a n/a n/a .992 365.06
1971 Orioles 1B 124 114 3,081 1,103 8.9 1,098 1,031 67 5 97 n/a n/a n/a .995 9.62
1972 Orioles 1B 133 128 3,336 1,201 9.0 1,186 1,116 70 15 111 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.60
1973 Orioles 1B 111 104 2,748 1,077 9.7 1,065 988 77 12 95 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.46
1974 Orioles 1B 102 94 2,496 931 9.1 927 866 61 4 102 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.03
1975 Indians 1B 121 111 2,982 1,069 8.8 1,066 997 69 3 92 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.65
1976 Indians 1B 89 83 2,208 769 8.6 759 698 61 10 76 n/a n/a n/a .987 9.28
1977 Dodgers 1B 4 1 45 16 4.0 15 15 0 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .938 9.00
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1B Totals 1,479 1,386 29,745 13,105 8.9 12,989 12,130 859 116 1,131 n/a n/a n/a .991 11.79
LF Totals 431 421 10,284 721 1.7 704 684 20 17 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 1.85
RF Totals 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
17 Years 1,911 1,807 40,029 13,826 7.2 13,693 12,814 879 133 1,133 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.24
Boog Powell

Boog Powell Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1961 Orioles 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 6.5 13.0 - - -
1962 Orioles 1 1 .500 11 0 n/a 26.7 5.1 7.5 - - -
1963 Orioles 1 2 .333 3 0 n/a 19.6 5.6 6.0 - - -
1964 Orioles 0 0 .000 14 0 n/a 10.9 4.7 4.3 - - -
1965 Orioles 1 1 .500 13 1 n/a 27.8 5.1 6.6 - - -
1966 Orioles 0 4 .000 7 0 n/a 14.4 3.9 4.5 - - -
1967 Orioles 1 3 .250 15 0 n/a 31.9 4.4 7.5 - - -
1968 Orioles 7 1 .875 5 0 n/a 25.0 5.7 6.5 - - -
1969 Orioles 1 1 .500 10 0 n/a 14.4 7.0 4.4 - - -
1970 Orioles 1 1 .500 11 0 n/a 15.0 6.6 4.6 - - -
1971 Orioles 1 0 1.000 5 0 n/a 19.0 6.5 4.5 - - -
1972 Orioles 4 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 22.1 5.1 5.7 - - -
1973 Orioles 0 2 .000 7 0 0 33.6 5.8 6.9 - - -
1974 Orioles 0 1 .000 15 0 1 28.7 5.9 7.6 - - -
1975 Indians 1 3 .250 13 0 5 16.1 6.0 5.1 - - -
1976 Indians 1 1 .500 10 0 0 32.6 6.8 8.9 - - -
1977 Dodgers 0 0 .000 47 0 n/a 0.0 4.6 8.2 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
17 Years 20 21 .488 196 1 6 19.7 5.4 5.6 - - -
Boog Powell

Boog Powell Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1961 Baltimore Orioles 30 Undetermined - -
1962 Baltimore Orioles 16 Undetermined - -
1963 Baltimore Orioles 16 , 26 Undetermined - -
1964 Baltimore Orioles 8 , 26 $23,000.00 - -
1965 Baltimore Orioles 26 $25,000.00 - -
1966 Baltimore Orioles 26 $38,000.00 - Stats
1967 Baltimore Orioles 26 Undetermined - -
1968 Baltimore Orioles 26 Undetermined Stats -
1969 Baltimore Orioles 26 Undetermined Stats Stats
1970 Baltimore Orioles 26 $85,000.00 Stats Stats
1971 Baltimore Orioles 26 $90,000.00 Stats Stats
1972 Baltimore Orioles 26 $90,000.00 - -
1973 Baltimore Orioles 26 $92,000.00 - -
1974 Baltimore Orioles 26 $75,000.00 - -
1975 Cleveland Indians 26 Undetermined - -
1976 Cleveland Indians 26 Undetermined - -
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 22 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Boog Powell is only of the few major league ballplayers who played in both a Little League World Series & Major League World Series during his career? Too easy? Do you know how he became known as Boog? We do, courtesy of Baseball Digest (February 1987, Page 86), where Boog shared this story, "In the South they call little kids who are often getting into mischief buggers, and my dad shortened it to Boog. Hardly anybody ever calls me John. I don't know if I'd even turn around if someone called me that."

Boog Powell
Harvey Haddix, Boog Powell & Luis Aparicio | Photo by Louis Requena (Sporting News)
Photoshop by Baseball Almanac, Inc.

In Baseball Digest (November 1995, Mike Blake, 'Stars from 1970s Recall Special Baseball Moments', Page 56) Boog once shared the following anecdote: "We were in Chicago and I was taking batting practice before a game and I hit one into the upper deck. The ball was hit high and a man with a bald head jumped up to catch it and - SMACK - it hit him right on his bald head. I felt concerned, but I laughed about it; and in batting practice the stands aren't full so I had a clear view of what happened. I asked someone to see if he was all right and I got prepared to take my next swing. On the next pitch, I hit another upper deck shot and - WHAM - it hit the same guy, on the other side of his head. I sent the clubhouse guy to go get him; I had to talk to him. He was brought down to me and he had two huge knots on his head; I could see Lee MacPhail's signature printed on the left side of his skull. I asked him if he was OK and he said, 'Yeah... except that after the balls hit me they bounced away and I lost them both.' I got him two baseballs and signed them, 'To Jack, your head is harder than this ball.'"

Boog Powell Topps
Boog Powell | 1965 Topps (#3) | Home Run Leaders
Boog Powell was the first Baltimore Orioles slugger to lead the American League in slugging percentage when he edged out Mickey Mantle (.591) with a .606 slugging percentage in 1964. Baseball Almanac highly recommends Baltimore Baseball and Barbecue with Boog Powell: Stories from the Orioles' Smokey Slugger for anyone who wants to learn more about this slugger, like this story he shared on page 70, "( Joe ) Pepitone was a smartass. He was always wanting to bet $500 a home run on who would hit more during the season. I never bet him, but I should have because most seasons I beat him by ten or twelve home runs. (Once) I had the ball hidden in my glove, and he was going to wander off the base. And then Emmett Ashford [the first base umpire] called time out. I said, 'Emmett, what did you do that for?' He said, 'Because you have the ball.'"

Last-Modified: March 9, 2019 12:41 PM EST

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