Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Today's blog post has us adding former Baltimore Orioles slugger Boog Powell to my "missing" 1971 "Baseball's Greatest Moments" thread, celebrating his MVP season of 1970:

After finishing second in the MVP race in 1969, helping the Orioles get to the World Series with 37 homers and 121 runs batted in with a career-best .304 average, Boog came back with an equally impressive season in 1970, enough to take home the award, hitting 35 homers with 114 RBIs, walking 104 times while hitting .297.
He would go on to finish his Major League career with 339 home runs, 1187 runs batted in and a .266 average, while being named to four all-star teams, taking home the aforementioned Most Valuable Player Award in 1970, and two other top-3 MVP finishes in 1966 and 1969, playing for 17 Major League seasons.
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!


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