Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, Vic Power, Victor Pellot, MLB, Puerto Rico
Baseball; Power, Vic; Pellot, Victor; Major League Baseball (Organization); Puerto Rico
On Tuesday Victor Pellot died at age 78. This may not mean all that much to many baseball fans, but if that sentence is modified to read, "On Tuesday Vic Power died at age 78," it would have considerably more meaning. Vic Power was a first baseman who came to North America from Puerto Rico in 1950 to play baseball. He started in Class D ball in Ontario and a year later was signed by the Yankee organization. In 1952 he was assigned to the Yankee farm team in Kansas City where he hit .331 and drove in over a hundred runs. The next year he hit .349. He then was traded by the Yankees to the Philadelphia Athletics.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Vic Power dies" (2005). On Sport and Society. 676.