born Victor Felipe Pellot Pove
Positions: First Baseman, Second Baseman and Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 186 lb.
Born: November 1, 1927 in Arecibo, P.R.
MLB Debut: April 13, 1954 Philadelphia Athletics
Final MLB Game: October 3, 1965 California Angels
Died: November 29, 2005 in Bayamon, P.R.
Years with the Angels: 1964-1965
1965 Topps #442
June 11, 1964: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Minnesota Twins with Lenny Green to the Los Angeles Angels. The Los Angeles Angels sent Frank Kostro to the Minnesota Twins and Billy Moran to the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians sent Jerry Kindall to the Minnesota Twins.
September 9, 1964: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Los Angeles Angels to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Philadelphia Phillies sent cash to the Los Angeles Angels. The Philadelphia Phillies sent a player to be named later to the California Angels. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Marcelino Lopez (October 24, 1964) to the California Angels to complete the trade.
November 30, 1964: Purchased by the California Angels from the Philadelphia Phillies.
April 1, 1966: Released by the California Angels.
1966 Topps #192
Leading off the second inning, facing Denny McLain, he was called out on strikes by home plate umpire Red Flaherty. He later homered in the 6th ending the day 1 for 3 with 2 RBI and 9 PO as the first baseman against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, June 14, 1964 (D) at Tiger Stadium.
In 418 AB in 192 G hit 13 doubles with 33 RBI and 28 R for a .254 AVG.
Best Angels Game:
Went 2 for 5 with 3 runs and 2 RBI in a 13-3 win over the Evil Empire on Saturday, June 12, 1965 (N) at Chavez Ravine.
OTHER INTERESTING FACTS:
- 4-time AL All-Star (1955, 1956, 1959 & 1960).
- 7-time AL Gold Glove Winner 1B (1958-1964).
- AL Triples Leader with 10 (1958).
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1959).
- Stole home twice in one game.
- Hit 2 HR in a game 5 times.
- Loved to face Tom Brewer: 23 for 78, 6HR, 5 2B, 3B, 10 BB.
- Played for the Athletics (1954–58); Indians (1958–61), Twins (1962–64), Angels (1964-65), and Phillies (1964).