John Wesley Powell
Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 230 lb.
Born: August 17, 1941 in Lakeland, FL High School: Key West HS (Key West, FL) by the Signed Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1959.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 26, 1961 (Age 20)
vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Orioles/Indians/Dodgers 1961-1977 Final Game: August 24, 1977 (Age 36)
vs. PIT 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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News -- May 2013
5/20 Billy-Ball.com: Miggy now tied for 100th on the all-time homer list: Miguel Cabrera moved into a three-way tie for 100th on all-time home run list when he hit the 332nd of his career. He is now tied ...
5/13 Radical Baseball: Mickey Mantle batting only righty: .550 SLG.: Mickey Mantle might have reduced his slugging average (SLG) from .557 to .550 had he batted only right handed instead of ... News -- April 2013
4/24 James Smyth Broadcast: Who Hit the First Home Run at Each Ballpark?: I was trying to find a list of the first home runs at each of the 30 current major league ballparks. After some Googling I was ...
4/8 More Than A Fan: Face of the Franchise: Of the many things that I love about baseball, the fact that it lends itself to be discussed in historical context is one of my ...
4/8 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History: April 8 1963 The expansion Senators, enroute to a worst ever record of 56-106, lose their home opener to the Baltimore Orioles ...
4/1 Indians Baseball Insider: The Nostalgia League: September results: As an experiment, I have assembled 18 Cleveland baseball teams from all eras to compete in a 162 game schedule for the Best Team ... News -- February 2013
2/25 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Today in Tribe History: February 25, 1975: Compiled by Jason Kaminski The Baltimore Orioles trade first baseman Boog Powell, one of the most po**** players in franchise ... News -- January 2013
1/22 Tyler's Think Tank: Weaver=Winner:
Baseball lost a pair of legends over the holiday weekend when Earl Weaver and Stan Musial passed away. Here are some thoughts ...
1/22 Birds Watcher: A meeting with Earl, long ago: In the summer of 1980, a 20-year-old intern at The Baltimore Sun was assigned to two Orioles games to tag along with the paper’s ...
1/21 Blog Red Machine: Reds 5 at 5: Projections, Payroll, More: Looks like BRM is your new home for numbers today. Earlier, hope you caught Tyler’s 3 Dot Cafe. Actually, hope you catch ...
1/21 Full Spectrum Baseball: Rest In Peace Earl WeaverEarl Weaver was among the most winning managers in Major League Baseball. ...
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12/31 Rays Colored Glasses: Should the Rays Make a Run at the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton?: Even while the Miami Marlins conducted their fire-sale this offseason, one player remained off-limits: outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. ...
12/28 Kings of Kauffman: Bo Jackson – What if?: A recent article Joe Posnaski wrote about baseball card collecting (and a Boog Powell card that kept him up at night) got me thinking ...
12/27 WSJ Daily Fix: Baseball’s Hall of Fame Schism: As the most hallowed hall in U.S. sports prepares to announce another class, a debate over how to even frame Hall of Fame debates. ...
12/2 Birds Watcher: Orioles 2012 Reflections: No Vacancy at Cleanup: This is the 8th of 12 posts on the season past, reflecting also upon some stupid and few really smart things I wrote since last ... News -- November 2012
11/15 Blog Red Machine: Jay Bruce Wants to be a Red Forever: Coming from the desk of Mark Sheldon… In a couple of weeks, (Jay) Bruce will make a lifetime commitment to his fiancee when ... News -- October 2012
10/29 Mets360.com: A look at some Mets-themed restaurants: The sudden closing of Strawberry’s Sports Grill in Douglaston, Queens after two years of operation reminds one of the harsh ... News -- September 2012
9/24 Baseball Musings: Triple Crown Endgames: With ten days left in the season, Miguel Cabrera leads the American League in batting average, home runs, and RBI. He’s ... News -- August 2012
8/21 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: Hank Peters Was the First Step in Building the Indians of 1990s: By Vince Guerrieri In the four seasons Hank Peters was general manager for the Indians (1988-1991), the Tribe never finished ...
8/15 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History – “The case of the missing groundskeepers”: August 15 1916 - His record falling to 0-3 against Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson does not receive run support in dropping a 1-0, 13 ...
8/10 D.C. Baseball Yesterday and Today: This Date in Washington Senators History – Walter Johnson’s wild fastball knocks Ossie Vitt unconscious: August 10 1901 - The Nationals and A’s divide an eventful doubleheader in Washington. In game one, a 9-4 Washington win, ... News -- July 2012
7/16 High Heat Stats: The Mount Rushmore of the Baltimore Orioles: This Mount Rushmore takes a look at the original Milwaukee Brewers. After joining the American League in 1901, the Brewers relocated ... News -- June 2012
6/4 James Smyth Broadcast: All-Time Bluefield Team - Boog Powell: This is the last player to be revealed on the All-Time Bluefield-to-the-Bigs Team. Boog Powell was a big lefty masher on the Orioles ... News -- May 2012
5/17 James Smyth Broadcast: All-Time Bluefield Team - Mark Belanger: The next member of the All-Time Bluefield-to-the-Bigs Team would be the starting shortstop on many of these kinds of hypothetical ... News -- December 2011
12/18 WasWatching: Most 30+ HR Seasons By LH-Batter Before Age 28: Here is the list - Rk Yrs From To Age 1 Eddie Mathews 7 1953 1959 21-27 Ind. Seasons 2 Prince Fielder 5 2007 2011 23-27 ...
12/13 B-R Blog: B-R: HoF Candidate – Juan Gonzalez: Juan González Juan Alberto (Vazquez) Gonzalez (Juan Gone or Igor) Position: Outfielder Bats: Right, Throws: Right Height: 6' ... News -- November 2011
11/28 High Heat Stats: Carl Crawford's historic collapse (without much hope of recovery): Since 1901, there have been 145 hitters to amass at least 10 Wins Above Replacement in their Age 27 and 28 seasons. Few, though, ... News -- August 2011
8/18 B-R Blog: Random recap for Wednesday: Stanton a HR champ at 21?: -- Mike Stanton homered for the 4th straight game and is 2nd in the NL with 29 HRs, one behind Albert Pujols. The youngest modern ... News -- July 2011
7/16 B-R Blog: Stanton’s power: With a pair of home runs off Carlos Zambrano Saturday at Wrigley Field, Mike Stanton now has 42 HRs in his first 188 career games ...
7/12 B-R Blog: 9+ Games Of aLI>=1.3, and WPA>=.37 and RE24>=2.5: Fooling around with Play Index, I asked it show me players with the most games where: aLI>=1.3, and WPA>=.37 and RE24>=2.5 ... News -- June 2011
6/13 B-R Blog: 265+ HR Through Age 31 Season: How many players in baseball history have hit at least 265 homeruns through the season in which they were age 31? Here's the ... News -- March 2011
3/29 B-R Blog: Home run winning percentage: After Steve's post a few days ago about most homers coming in a loss, it got me wondering what the team's winning percentage looks ...
3/7 My Pinstripes: FullCountPitch - Will We Ever Get Out Of This Place?: FullCountPitch - Will We Ever Get Out Of This Place?The Baltimore Orioles were once the beasts of the AL East, the monsters of ...
3/2 B-R Blog: Lots of RBI; Not So Many Runs Scored: In Major League history there have been 492 instances of a player posting at least 120 RBI in a season. Typically, a player ... News -- February 2011
2/24 Mets360.com: Ed Kranepool and the bat pose: On Wednesday, Doug Parker wrote about an Ed Kranepool card that I had not seen before. This card, issued in 2005, was modeled ... News -- January 2011
1/11 B-R Blog: Mailbag: Biggest Differences Between HR Leader and Runner-Up: Here's a question from Ehud: "Jose Bautista was the AL home run king in 2010, while the second-place HR leader (Paul Konerko) ...
1/4 B-R Blog: Chet Lemon: I was just foolin'round with Play Index - looking for the best "relatively short career" guys not in the Hall of Fame. And, I ... News -- November 2010
11/16 B-R Blog: 4+ Seasons Of 400+ PA & Less Than 100 Hits: This is an interesting list. It's players with 4 seasons (or more) with at least 400 PA where they also had less than 100 hits. ... News -- August 2010
8/14 B-R Blog: Post 1919 Batters With Most 3+ HR Games: Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in the Yankees game this evening. Since 1920, heading into today, which players had the most ... News -- June 2010
6/26 B-R Blog: Oh, To Be Young(?) In The 1960’s: Using Play Index, I was just looking at the best young batters in baseball during the 1960's -
6/10 B-R Blog: They Did What?: Via B-R.com's PI - Players since 1952 with 6+ games where they batted clean-up and had a SAC bunt in the contest:
Ron ... News -- May 2010
5/29 B-R Blog: Miguel Cabrera’s 3 HR in a loss: Yesterday Miguel Cabrera hit 3 HR in a game that the Tigers lost. Below is the list of all times this has been done. The most ...