Victor Pellot Power Pove
Born as: Victor Felipe Pellot Pove
Born: Nov. 1, 1927 in Arecibo, P.R.
Died: Nov. 29, 2005 in Bayamon, Peurto Rico
Debut: 1954 | Pos: 1B
H: 5'11" | W: 195 | B: R | T: R
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Vic Power, who once stole home twice in a game, died on Nov. 29, 2005 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He was 78. Power had been battling cancer.
He spent 12 seasons in the major league, hitting .284 with 126 home runs and 658 RBI. He was an All-Star in 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1960. He received the Gold Glove seven times for his defensive skills at first base.
His career included stops with the Athletics (1954-1958), the Indians (1958-1961), the Twins (1962-1964), the Angels (1964, 1965) and Phillies (1964).
He made his debut with the Athletics in 1954 and the next season, in 1955, he hit .319 with 19 home runs and 76 RBI.
In June 1958, the Athetlics traded Power, along with Woodie Held, to the Indians for Roger Marris, Preston Ward and Dick Tomanek. On Aug. 14, 1958, Power stole home twice in a game against Detroit. His second steal of home gave the Indians a 10-9 win in the 10th inning.
He only had three steals that season. He hit .312 that season with a career-high 80 RBI.