Vic Power Stats

Vic Power was born on Tuesday, November 1, 1927, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Power was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 13, 1954, with the Philadelphia Athletics. 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 Vic Power baseball stats page.

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"I think Vic (Power) was one of the best-fielding first basemen of all-time. He'd catch balls on one hop, two hops, all sorts of ways. I remember once when he missed a popup over his head, down the right-field line. After the game, he took his glove into the clubhouse and cut it into little bitty pieces. He said he didn't need that glove anymore." - Cleveland Indians Teammate Mudcat Grant (AP Wire, 11/29/2005)

Vic Power

Vic Power Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#255 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1961top01' title='1961 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Vic Power Autograph on a 1961 Topps Baseball Card (#255 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Victor Felipe Pellot Pove
Nickname:
Vic
Born On:
11-01-1927  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-29-2005 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Cemetery:
Cementerio Porta Coeli, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
High School:
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
195
First Game:
04-13-1954 (Age 26)
Last Game:
10-03-1965
Draft:
Not Applicable

Vic Power

Vic Power Pitching Stats

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Vic Power Hitting Stats

1954 27 Athletics 127 462 36 118 17 5 8 0 38 19 - 19 0 2 2 16 .255 .287 .366
1955 28 Athletics 147 596 91 190 34 10 19 0 76 35 6 27 3 5 0 12 .319 .354 .505
1956 29 Athletics 127 530 77 164 21 5 14 0 63 24 2 16 3 1 1 5 .309 .340 .447
1957 30 Athletics 129 467 48 121 15 1 14 0 42 19 3 21 3 3 3 10 .259 .291 .385
1958 31 Athletics 52 205 35 62 13 4 4 0 27 7 0 3 3 0 0 8 .302 .325 .463
1958 31 Indians 93 385 63 122 24 6 12 0 53 13 2 11 0 6 1 5 .317 .336 .504
1959 32 Indians 147 595 102 172 31 6 10 0 60 40 2 22 4 4 2 19 .289 .334 .412
1960 33 Indians 147 580 69 167 26 3 10 1 84 24 5 20 14 7 0 12 .288 .313 .395
1961 34 Indians 147 563 64 151 34 4 5 0 63 38 5 16 8 12 1 19 .268 .309 .369
1962 35 Twins 144 611 80 177 28 2 16 2 63 22 0 35 11 3 3 14 .290 .316 .421
1963 36 Twins 138 541 65 146 28 2 10 1 52 22 0 24 13 2 0 15 .270 .297 .384
1964 37 Twins 19 45 6 10 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 .222 .239 .267
1964 37 Angels 68 221 17 55 6 0 3 0 13 8 0 14 4 3 1 7 .249 .275 .317
1964 37 Phillies 18 48 1 10 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 .208 .240 .292
1965 38 Angels 124 197 11 51 7 1 1 0 20 5 1 13 6 0 1 3 .259 .281 .320
12 Years 1,627 6,046 765 1,716 290 49 126 4 658 279 26 247 73 48 15 145 .284 .315 .411

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Vic Power Fielding Stats

1954 Athletics 1B 21 17 465 164 7.8 162 150 12 2 17 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.41
1954 Athletics 3B 1 0 12 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1954 Athletics CF 56 55 1,437 165 2.9 161 157 4 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.03
1954 Athletics LF 34 31 789 76 2.2 76 71 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.60
1954 Athletics RF 12 11 279 32 2.7 32 28 4 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.10
1954 Athletics SS 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1955 Athletics 1B 144 143 390 1,421 9.9 1,411 1,281 130 10 140 n/a n/a n/a .993 97.68
1956 Athletics 1B 76 72 1,890 738 9.7 733 671 62 5 73 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.47
1956 Athletics 2B 47 45 1,167 267 5.7 260 122 138 7 40 n/a n/a n/a .974 6.02
1956 Athletics LF 7 6 168 14 2.0 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1957 Athletics 1B 113 100 2,805 1,069 9.5 1,067 968 99 2 95 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.27
1957 Athletics 2B 4 4 90 19 4.8 19 12 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.70
1957 Athletics RF 6 6 114 14 2.3 13 13 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 3.08
1958 Athletics 1B 50 50 1,323 491 9.8 487 439 48 4 57 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.94
1958 Athletics 2B 1 0 15 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1958 Indians 1B 41 28 852 294 7.2 292 263 29 2 37 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.25
1958 Indians 2B 27 23 615 117 4.3 114 49 65 3 16 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.00
1958 Indians 3B 42 40 981 132 3.1 129 51 78 3 12 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.55
1958 Indians LF 1 1 21 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
1958 Indians SS 2 0 15 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.80
1959 Indians 1B 121 118 348 1,155 9.5 1,149 1,039 110 6 98 n/a n/a n/a .995 89.15
1959 Indians 2B 21 21 534 105 5.0 102 48 54 3 6 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.16
1959 Indians 3B 7 7 162 18 2.6 17 7 10 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .944 2.83
1960 Indians 1B 147 147 408 1,327 9.0 1,322 1,177 145 5 145 n/a n/a n/a .996 87.49
1960 Indians 3B 4 0 27 4 1.0 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
1960 Indians SS 5 0 33 9 1.8 9 6 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 7.36
1961 Indians 1B 141 139 3,738 1,304 9.2 1,296 1,154 142 8 101 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.36
1961 Indians 2B 7 7 180 44 6.3 42 20 22 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .955 6.30
1962 Twins 1B 142 141 3,720 1,337 9.4 1,327 1,193 134 10 133 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.63
1962 Twins 2B 2 0 15 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1963 Twins 1B 124 99 2,769 980 7.9 972 896 76 8 86 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.48
1963 Twins 2B 18 18 438 93 5.2 89 44 45 4 9 n/a n/a n/a .957 5.49
1963 Twins 3B 5 5 123 15 3.0 15 7 8 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.29
1964 Twins 1B 12 7 234 96 8.0 95 86 9 1 8 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.96
1964 Twins 3B 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1964 Angels 1B 51 25 855 312 6.1 312 282 30 0 22 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.85
1964 Angels 2B 5 3 63 8 1.6 8 6 2 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.43
1964 Angels 3B 28 27 597 72 2.6 69 20 49 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.12
1964 Phillies 1B 17 11 348 135 7.9 134 123 11 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .993 10.40
1965 Angels 1B 107 30 1,270 462 4.3 460 419 41 2 35 n/a n/a n/a .996 9.78
1965 Angels 2B 6 5 108 18 3.0 18 8 10 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1965 Angels 3B 2 2 45 6 3.0 6 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1B Totals 1,307 1,127 21,415 11,285 8.6 11,219 10,141 1,078 66 1,056 n/a n/a n/a .994 14.14
2B Totals 138 126 3,225 675 4.9 656 313 343 19 83 n/a n/a n/a .972 5.49
3B Totals 90 81 1,956 248 2.8 241 89 152 7 15 n/a n/a n/a .972 3.33
CF Totals 56 55 1,437 165 2.9 161 157 4 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.03
LF Totals 42 38 978 91 2.2 91 86 5 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
RF Totals 18 17 393 46 2.6 45 41 4 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 3.09
SS Totals 8 0 51 10 1.3 10 7 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.29
12 Years 1,659 1,444 29,455 12,520 7.5 12,423 10,834 1,589 97 1,158 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.39

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Vic Power Miscellaneous Stats

1954 Athletics 2 1 .667 8 0 n/a 57.8 24.3 12.2 - - -
1955 Athletics 0 2 .000 3 0 n/a 31.4 22.1 7.8 - - -
1956 Athletics 2 2 .500 4 0 n/a 37.9 33.1 8.4 - - -
1957 Athletics 3 2 .600 9 0 n/a 33.4 22.2 11.1 - - -
1958 Athletics 1 1 .500 2 0 n/a 51.3 68.3 7.6 - - -
1958 Indians 2 1 .667 1 0 n/a 32.1 35.0 7.3 - - -
1959 Indians 9 13 .409 0 0 n/a 59.5 27.0 9.9 - - -
1960 Indians 9 5 .643 0 0 n/a 58.0 29.0 6.9 - - -
1961 Indians 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 112.6 35.2 8.9 - - -
1962 Twins 7 1 .875 3 0 n/a 38.2 17.5 9.7 - - -
1963 Twins 3 1 .750 7 0 n/a 54.1 22.5 10.4 - - -
1964 Twins 0 0 .000 9 2 n/a 0.0 15.0 45.0 - - -
1964 Angels 1 1 .500 3 0 n/a 73.7 15.8 17.0 - - -
1964 Phillies 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 16.0 16.0 - - -
1965 Angels 2 2 .500 20 2 n/a 197.0 15.2 9.9 - - -
12 Years 45 35 .563 72 4 n/a 48.0 24.5 9.2 - - -

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Vic Power Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1954 Philadelphia Athletics 5 Undetermined - -
1955 Kansas City Athletics 7 Undetermined Stats -
1956 Kansas City Athletics 7 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Kansas City Athletics 7 Undetermined - -
1958 Kansas City Athletics 7 Undetermined - -
1958 Cleveland Indians 10 Undetermined - -
1959 Cleveland Indians 10 Undetermined Stats -
1960 Cleveland Indians 10 Undetermined Stats -
1961 Cleveland Indians 10 Undetermined - -
1962 Minnesota Twins 28 Undetermined - -
1963 Minnesota Twins 28 Undetermined - -
1964 Minnesota Twins 28 $24,000.00 - -
1964 Los Angeles Angels 14 "     " - -
1964 Philadelphia Phillies 62 "     " - -
1965 Los Angeles Angels 14 $20,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Vic Power was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players ever? As part of the club’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2001, a panel of veteran baseball writers, historians and executives selected a roster of the Top 100 Greatest Indians and Power was named one of the nine first basemen.

Vic Power once said to reporters from the Cleveland Plain Dealer , "I told Eddie ( Stanky ), 'I think I can go.' He say nothing, so I go." Where had he gone? Straight to home plate, his second steal of home during the same game (Note: Vic stole 3 bases that year):
Vic Power Steals Home Plate Twice in Same Game
Vic Power Steals Home Twice ( Box Score ) | Ironwood Daily News | August 15, 1958

In 1958 , Vic Power won the first Gold Glove ever awarded to an American League (AL) first baseman - and the second, and the third, and the fourth, and the fifth, and the sixth, and the seventh! Two AL first baseman have won more Gold Gloves since Vic; George Scott (8x | 1967-1968, 1971-1976) and Don Mattingly (9x | 1985-1989, 1991-1994); but nobody in the junior circuit has ever won as many consecutively.

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