Orioles Hall of Famer Boog Powell joined the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn to talk about the 50th Anniversary of the 1966 World Series team.
The 1966 Baltimore Orioles swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series to capture the first Championship in franchise history. Powell talked about the club's state of mind going into that series after many considered them underdogs. "There was only one guy who had any World Series experience and that was Frank [Robinson]…We were pretty loose as a group. Moe Drabowsky was always pulling some crazy stunt or doing something crazy. He brought a boa constrictor into the clubhouse before the first game of the World Series."
Powell hit .357 during that World Series against the Dodgers' stingy pitching. He spoke about his impressive hitting performance. "I don't remember how I did that. I do know that I got two hits off of [Sandy] Koufax. Two of Sandy's curveballs. And I got the next to last hit off of Koufax before Davey Johnson got the last hit off of Koufax before he retired."
Powell, Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson combined for 105 homeruns and 331 RBI's that season. Powell discussed the club's potent lineup. "[Hank Bauer] always claimed that he could've put that lineup frontwards or backwards, upside down or right side up and we would've still won no matter what because it was that good of a lineup."
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