Tom Power

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Tom Power
First baseman
Born: 1869
San Francisco, California
Died: February 25, 1898
San Francisco, California
Batted: Right Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
August 27, 1890, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 15, 1890, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Batting average .208
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 6

Thomas Francis Power (1869 – February 25, 1898) was an American professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for one season. In 1890, he played primarily as a first baseman, but also played as a second baseman, for the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association.


Thomas Francis Power was born in 1869 in San Francisco, California.[1] He began his professional baseball career in 1888, with his hometown San Francisco Haverlys of the California League (CL) at the age of 19.[2] In the following season, he split time between San Francisco and the Stocking team of the CL.[2]

He began the 1890 baseball season with the Baltimore Orioles of the Atlantic Association,[2] before making his MLB debut on August 27 with the Baltimore Orioles of the American Association and stayed with the team through the conclusion of the season.[1] This was his only MLB experience and his final MLB-career totals include a .208 batting average, 11 runs scored, six runs batted in, and six stolen bases in 38 games played.[1] In 1891, he played with, and for part of the season, managed the Rochester Hop Bitters of the Eastern Association.[2][3] He played for the Oakland Colonels of CL during the 1891 season as well.[2]

He began the 1892 season with the Troy Trojans of the Eastern League (EL) before returning to California and played for two area teams; the Oakland Morans of the Central California League San Francisco Metropolitans of the CL.[2] He stayed in the CL in 1893 and played for the San Francisco Friscos, then returned to the EL, playing for the Binghamton Bingoes/Allentown Buffaloes and the Syracuse Stars.[2] Powers stayed with the Stars to begin the 1895 season, then moved back to California to play for a California Winter League team in San Francisco. He did not play another season in professional baseball.[2]


On February 25, 1898, Powers died of consumption at his home in San Francisco,[4] and is interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tom Power". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Tom Power (minors)". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "1891 Rochester Hop Bitters". Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Death of Tom Power" (PDF). The New York Times. February 27, 1898. 

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