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Friday, September 6, 2013

Vintage Fridays: Boog Powell, 1966 Topps #167

Last night, Adam Jones collected his 30th home run and 100th RBI in the 2013 season. Since Chris Davis is already sitting at 48 home runs and 123 RBI, the Orioles have at least two 100-RBI guys on the same team for the tenth time in team history. The first such occasion was the first O's World Championship team in 1966. That club actually had a trio of hitters reach the century mark, with Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson (122 RBI), future league MVP Boog Powell (109), and 1964 MVP Brooks Robinson (100) all doing the honors.

Speaking of Davis, I had the occasion to witness "Crush" 's 48th home run live and in the flesh tonight. It was part of a three-homer effort by the Baltimore offense, as Danny Valencia and Matt Wieters also went deep to support a great pitching performance by Scott Feldman. The righthander held the White Sox to five hits to notch his first career complete-game shutout, and the first one-man whitewash by an Oriole pitcher since Jason Hammel blanked the Braves last June. I believe it's the first time I've ever seen a complete-game shutout by an Oriole in person; it really was a special night.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

It must have been a sight, watching Boog lumbering around in left field!