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Angels outfielder Ben Revere finds his power in spring training

Angels outfielder Ben Revere finds his power in spring training

In the weaker half of two split-squad games Wednesday, while most of his major league teammates played at the Angels’ home base in Tempe, Ben Revere did something at the Peoria Sports Complex that he almost never does.

He homered.

The 5-foot-9 outfielder’s lack of power makes him unique among modern professional ballplayers. He did not hit his first major league home run until his fifth season, 2014, after more than 1,400 at-bats. No one had required as many at-bats to go deep in nearly 40 years. Now, he has six career home runs in the regular season and three in spring training, always to right field, never to the opposite field.

That lack of power...

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