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2. Boog Powell

Usually in the Little League World Series the best pitcher and hitter on a team are one in the same. So it’s not terribly surprising that Boog Powell, a 6’4, about 250-pound power hitter in the majors, was the star pitcher of the 1954 Lakeland Little League team. At that time they had no restrictions on how much a kid could pitch and Boog pitched in 11 games in just a couple weeks leading his team to the quarterfinals. But fatigue finally hit him as he was shelled by the eventual champions from Schenectady, New York.

But Boog probably doesn’t lose sleep over that loss because of his accomplishments at the major league level. Powell went to the World Series four times with the Baltimore Orioles from 1966-1971, winning twice in 1966 and 1970. In 1970 he won the AL MVP and homered in the first two games of the World Series against the Reds.

Baltimore Sun photo by Paul Hutchins

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