Vic Power steals home twice!
CLEVELAND, OHIO •
AUGUST 14, 1958 – Cleveland Indian
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
. 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
He was born Victor Felipe Pellot in 1927 in
. Power had some pop in his bat. He reached double digits in home runs nine times in his career. He played in four all-star games. But Vic Power was mostly known as an excellent first baseman. He won six straight gold gloves.