Biographical

Portrait of Vic Power

Vic Power 1BIndians

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 6461 .284 .315 .411 .260 20.8
Birth Date11-1-1927
Height6' 0"
Weight186 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1954 PHA 26 127 485 462 36 118 17 5 8 169 19 19 2 2 0 38 2 1 .255 .287 .366 .229 -6.0 0.9 -0.5
1955 KC1 27 147 639 596 91 190 34 10 19 301 35 27 0 5 3 76 0 2 .319 .354 .505 .287 25.8 11.2 3.8
1956 KC1 28 127 559 530 77 164 21 5 14 237 24 16 1 1 3 63 2 2 .309 .340 .447 .276 24.3 -1.4 2.4
1957 KC1 29 129 495 467 48 121 15 1 14 180 19 21 3 3 3 42 3 2 .259 .291 .385 .246 -0.0 5.6 0.6
1958 CLE 30 93 405 385 63 122 24 6 12 194 13 11 1 6 0 53 2 1 .317 .336 .504 .306 30.7 4.4 3.7
1958 KC1 30 52 215 205 35 62 13 4 4 95 7 3 0 0 3 27 1 1 .302 .325 .463 .292 13.6 4.0 1.9
1959 CLE 31 147 645 595 102 172 31 6 10 245 40 22 2 4 4 60 9 13 .289 .334 .412 .271 23.8 10.1 3.5
1960 CLE 32 147 625 580 69 167 26 3 10 229 24 20 0 7 14 84 9 5 .288 .313 .395 .261 13.3 21.5 3.7
1961 CLE 33 147 622 563 64 151 34 4 5 208 38 16 1 12 8 63 4 3 .268 .309 .369 .241 -2.6 12.8 1.1
1962 MIN 34 144 650 611 80 177 28 2 16 257 22 35 3 3 11 63 7 1 .290 .316 .421 .255 7.5 7.4 1.5
1963 MIN 35 138 578 541 65 146 28 2 10 208 22 24 0 2 13 52 3 1 .270 .297 .384 .253 1.1 0.8 0.2
1964 LAA 36 68 237 221 17 55 6 0 3 70 8 14 1 3 4 13 1 1 .249 .275 .317 .226 -4.9 -0.7 -0.6
1964 MIN 36 19 47 45 6 10 2 0 0 12 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .222 .239 .267 .215 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
1964 PHI 36 18 50 48 1 10 4 0 0 14 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 .208 .240 .292 .206 -3.2 1.9 -0.2
1965 CAL 37 124 209 197 11 51 7 1 1 63 5 13 1 0 6 20 2 2 .259 .281 .320 .231 -2.5 -0.3 -0.3
Career16276461604676517162904912624822792471548736584535.284.315.411.260120.378.120.8

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1954 PHA MLB 127 485 .229 .256 .321 .369 .249 .252 103 -15.2 12.9 -2 0.9 -2.8 -6.0 -0.5 -6.0 -0.5
1955 KC1 MLB 147 639 .287 .254 .327 .369 .254 .308 106 18.1 17.6 -11.2 11.2 0.2 25.8 3.8 25.8 3.8
1956 KC1 MLB 127 559 .276 .259 .331 .389 .260 .299 101 9.2 15.2 -6.2 -1.4 0.9 24.3 2.4 24.3 2.4
1957 KC1 MLB 129 495 .246 .249 .318 .373 .254 .246 103 -6.5 12.2 -7.4 5.6 -1.1 -0.0 0.6 -0.0 0.6
1958 CLE MLB 93 405 .306 .252 .313 .383 .255 .299 97 18.1 10.7 -1.6 4.4 1.1 30.7 3.7 30.7 3.7
1958 KC1 MLB 52 215 .292 .257 .323 .386 .259 .293 102 6.7 5.8 -3.6 4.0 1.8 13.6 1.9 13.6 1.9
1959 CLE MLB 147 645 .271 .255 .318 .386 .258 .286 99 7.5 17.8 -9.3 10.1 5.2 23.8 3.5 23.8 3.5
1960 CLE MLB 147 625 .261 .256 .322 .386 .260 .282 98 0.4 16.9 -10.6 21.5 2.3 13.3 3.7 13.3 3.7
1961 CLE MLB 147 622 .241 .256 .324 .396 .260 .264 99 -12.3 17.6 -10.9 12.8 0.0 -2.6 1.1 -2.6 1.1
1962 MIN MLB 144 650 .255 .254 .321 .394 .260 .286 101 -3.2 18.1 -11.5 7.4 0.2 7.5 1.5 7.5 1.5
1963 MIN MLB 138 578 .253 .248 .310 .381 .263 .267 101 -3.8 14.5 -7.5 0.8 -2.1 1.1 0.2 1.1 0.2
1964 LAA MLB 68 237 .226 .253 .311 .397 .263 .251 92 -7.5 6.1 -1.7 -0.7 -0.9 -4.9 -0.6 -4.9 -0.6
1964 MIN MLB 19 47 .215 .255 .318 .401 .274 .238 99 -2 1.2 -0.6 0.0 1.1 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
1964 PHI MLB 18 50 .206 .246 .304 .348 .251 .222 97 -2.5 1.3 -0.8 1.9 -0.7 -3.2 -0.2 -3.2 -0.2
1965 CAL MLB 124 209 .231 .241 .311 .368 .260 .273 94 -5.5 5.3 -2.7 -0.3 0.8 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1954 PHA MLB 485 36 118 17 5 8 38 19 19 2 1 .255 .287 .366 .110 .229 -6.0 0.9 -0.5
1955 KC1 MLB 639 91 190 34 10 19 76 35 27 0 2 .319 .354 .505 .186 .287 25.8 11.2 3.8
1956 KC1 MLB 559 77 164 21 5 14 63 24 16 2 2 .309 .340 .447 .138 .276 24.3 -1.4 2.4
1957 KC1 MLB 495 48 121 15 1 14 42 19 21 3 2 .259 .291 .385 .126 .246 -0.0 5.6 0.6
1958 CLE MLB 405 63 122 24 6 12 53 13 11 2 1 .317 .336 .504 .187 .306 30.7 4.4 3.7
1958 KC1 MLB 215 35 62 13 4 4 27 7 3 1 1 .302 .325 .463 .161 .292 13.6 4.0 1.9
1959 CLE MLB 645 102 172 31 6 10 60 40 22 9 13 .289 .334 .412 .123 .271 23.8 10.1 3.5
1960 CLE MLB 625 69 167 26 3 10 84 24 20 9 5 .288 .313 .395 .107 .261 13.3 21.5 3.7
1961 CLE MLB 622 64 151 34 4 5 63 38 16 4 3 .268 .309 .369 .101 .241 -2.6 12.8 1.1
1962 MIN MLB 650 80 177 28 2 16 63 22 35 7 1 .290 .316 .421 .131 .255 7.5 7.4 1.5
1963 MIN MLB 578 65 146 28 2 10 52 22 24 3 1 .270 .297 .384 .115 .253 1.1 0.8 0.2
1964 LAA MLB 237 17 55 6 0 3 13 8 14 1 1 .249 .275 .317 .068 .226 -4.9 -0.7 -0.6
1964 MIN MLB 47 6 10 2 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .222 .239 .267 .044 .215 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
1964 PHI MLB 50 1 10 4 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 .208 .240 .292 .083 .206 -3.2 1.9 -0.2
1965 CAL MLB 209 11 51 7 1 1 20 5 13 2 2 .259 .281 .320 .061 .231 -2.5 -0.3 -0.3

Plate Discipline

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Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1965-08-26 1965-08-27 DTD 1 0 - Head Concussion Player Collision - -

Compensation

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This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: C├ęspedes Won't Be Leaving to Join DevoGeoff Young2012-09-11
BP Unfiltered: Friday Power RankingsSam Miller2012-06-08
The BP Wayback Machine: Don Mincher, Part 2David Laurila2012-03-07
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IIDavid Laurila2011-01-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Frank HowardDavid Laurila2010-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The InfieldersJay Jaffe2009-01-11
Transaction of the Day: Teixeira Two-StepChristina Kahrl2008-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Who Really Needed an Early Pink Slip?Steven Goldman2008-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Voting Oddities and Reinventing the Iron ManJim Baker2007-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Gold Gloves in FebruaryJoe Sheehan2007-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Early ClincherJim Baker2006-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Walkfest, 2006Jim Baker2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Trivia Manufactured While You WaitJim Baker2005-03-03


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Your book is one of my favorite ever about baseball. What's your favorite book about baseball?
(Mark from Omaha)
Probably Roger Angell's FIVE SEASONS. But I'm also a big fan of Pat Jordan, and A FALSE SPRING is a wonderfully honest memoir. But frankly, Mark, I could list about a dozen others that are still on my top shelf. Do you know a collection called CULT BASEBALL PLAYERS? I forget who edited it, but it has contributions from various writers about wonderful players like Vic Power and Minnie Minoso. (Kevin Kerrane)
2008-01-22 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect that Football Outsiders (or someone like-minded) will ever catch up to BP in terms of analytics, or is baseball just too much of a dream subject for statistical analysis?
(Tony from Brooklyn, NY)
I do think they'll get close. The statistical information is there for those who want to autopsy it. Plus, with only 256 regular season games per year (if I did the math right), football analysts can watch every single game and track the movements of every single player on every single play. You can figure out a lot doing that.

Baseball will always have the coolest stuff, though. For instance, at the same SABR meeting where I saw Norman Macht speak, a member named Jan Larson did a presentation on walk-off steals of home. According to his exhaustive research, there have only been 35 since 1901. One of them was by Vic Power of the '58 Indians. It was his second steal of home of the game. Those were the only two steals he had during his Indians stint in '58.

Stuff like that is why I love this game and why no other game can touch it as a source of endless discussion. (Jim Baker)


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