Indian steals home twice!
CLEVELAND, OHIO - How's that for a sports name - Vic Power! Sounds like a Power Ranger. He electrified the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1958. The 3rd baseman stole 3 bases in all of 1958, two of those were stolen on this date, and both were thefts of home!
No American Leaguer had ever done that before, not even Ty Cobb. Even more amazing, Power's second pilferage was a walk-off theft of home in the tenth! It gave the Indians a 10-9 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
He was born Victor Felipe Pellot in 1927 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He was known mostly as a first baseman, winning seven Gold Gloves, but played every position on the field except pitcher and catcher during his 12-year career. Power was a six-time all-star, with some pop in his bat. He reached double digits in home runs nine times.
More Vic Power stats
August 14, 1958 box score/details
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