Wednesday, July 15, 2015

CAREER CAPPER #16: 1978 BOOG POWELL

Here's a card I've been meaning to tackle for some time now: a 1978 "career capper" for slugger Boog Powell, check it out:


Yeah it's a card that has been created by others, as I've seen them online, but I just had to fill this hole in my "virtual collection" as well.
Powell closed out a very nice 17-year career in 1977 with 50 games out in Los Angeles for the Dodgers, as a pinch-hitter and playing a little first base .
He collected 10 hits over 41 at-bats, all singles, posting a .244 batting average with five runs batted in.
He was only two-years removed from an excellent season with the Cleveland Indians that saw him hit 27 homers with 86 RBI's and a .297 average, but by the time he hit 35 years of age he was done.
He finished with 339 home runs, 1187 runs batted in and a .266 average, while being named to four all-star teams, taking home a Most Valuable Player Award in 1970 while with the World Champion Orioles, and two other top-3 MVP finishes in 1966 and 1969.
Always a fan-favorite in Baltimore, Boog can still be seen around Camden Yards at his "Boog's Barbeque" restaurant.
And who can forget those awesome Miller Lite commercials in the 1980's!? Those were great!

7 comments:

  1. Love it! I had forgotten that he played with L.A. that year!

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  2. Please Take Off the Dodger Uni Boog, it Look's Terrible. Boog will Always be an Oriole.

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  3. Another great Oriole, Mark Belanger, also finished his career with the Dodgers.

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  4. I can handle Boog in an Indians uniform, but this just looks... odd.

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  5. looks great - better than the two i've done for sure! thanks for sharing.

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  6. Looks good! The other version that I saw -- sans helmet -- stinks compared to yours. Now how about your '78 Topps version of Jim Wynn on the Milwaukee Brewers?

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  7. I remember seeing him on a flight from Miami to Key West in the mid/late 1980s - couldn't miss him, big dude with an even bigger WS ring. :)

    Did play softball against his brother. I was on the US Navy base team. It was the only game I got to play due to my work schedule not coinciding (I worked nights).

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