Baltimore Orioles: The Five Best Home Run Hitters of All-Time

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3. Boog Powell, 1B/OF

In 1959, the Baltimore Orioles signed amateur free agent Boog Powell and made his major league debut two years later on September 26, 1961, at the age of 20.

Powell began to showcase his power in 1963, hitting 25 home runs with a .470 slugging percentage. In 1964, Powell exploded, slamming a career-high 39 home runs with 99 RBIs and a league-leading .606 slugging percentage.

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The Florida native guided the Baltimore Orioles to their first World Series title after a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1966. Finishing in third place in the AL MVP race hitting .285 with 34 home runs and 109 RBIs. Ahead of him in the MVP voting was his fellow Orioles Brooks Robinson and 1966 AL MVP, Frank Robinson.

After subpar 1967 season, Powell returned to form 1968 hitting .249 with 22 home runs and 85 RBIs, earning his first All-Star appearance. In fact, Powell made four straight All-Star appearances from 1968-1971. 1969 and 1970 were particularly special for Powell as he smacked 37 home runs, 121 RBIs, and a career-best .304 batting average.