Victor Pellot Power (November 1, 1927 - November 29, 2005) born Victor Felipe Pellot Pove – became the first Puerto Rican to play in the American League, the first to play for the Philadelphia Athletics and is the second of five players in Major League history to hit a leadoff and walk-off home run in the same game. Vic was a flamboyant first baseman and utility player with tremendous fielding ability frequently scooping the ball out of the dirt with a wide sweeping grab. Power came up with the Yankees becoming the second black player to be added to an American League and Yankees roster with catcher, Elston Howard. However, he was traded to the A’s prior to the start of the season where he would play for four and a half seasons. Power played 12 seasons for the Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics (1954/1955-1958), the Cleveland Indians (1958-1961), the Minnesota Twins (1962-1964), the Los Angeles/California Angels (1964/1965) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1964). Vic won seven American League Gold Gloves and was named to the AL All-Star team on six occasions. He shares the record of making two unassisted double plays in one game, and despite the fact that he only stole 45 career bases, he is also one of 11 MLB players to steal home twice in one game. Vic Power ended his career with a .284 career batting average, 1,716 hits including 126 home runs, 765 runs scored and 658 RBI.