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Willie Stargell's Biography

Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-1982). Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 home runs and 1540 runs batted in, helping his team capture six National League East division titles, two National League pennants and two World Series (1971, 1979). Stargell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

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  • This Date In Baseball

      News Source: Miami Herald | 3 days ago
    Associated Press July 27 1918 Brooklyn rookie Henry Heitman completed one of the shortest careers in major league history...Louis Cardinals, gave up four consecutive hits and then left the game, never to play a major league game again. Ken Ash of
  • Giancarlo Stanton is ready for his home run derby moment

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 14 days ago
    Giancarlo Stanton was the best high school athlete I've seen in Southern California Eric Sondheimer's prediction: Giancarlo Stanton will thrive in national spotlight and win the home run derby This has been the year for Southern California
  • John Lowe: 1965 National League All-Star team was tops

      News Source: Ledger-Enquirer | 15 days ago
    This week, the Minnesota Twins are hosting the All-Star Game for the third time. The first time they did, in 1965, the National League squad represented quite possibly the most talented team in baseball history. That '65 NL team had Cubs outfielder

Willie Stargell Blogs

  • April 9, 2001: Willie Stargell passes away « Beisbol 007

      Blog Source: piratasblog.mlblogs.com | 4 months ago
    Thirteen years ago this week – on April 9, 2001 – Hall of Famer Willie Stargellpassed away at the age of 61 following a battle with kidney disease. Word of Stargell's death came the very day the Pirates were preparing to host the Cincinnati .
  • Day in History 9 April – Willie Stargell | The Final ...

      Blog Source: thefinalfootprint.com | 4 months ago
    On this day in 2001, Pittsburgh Pirate, 7-time all-star, 2-time World Series Champion, baseball Hall of Famer, Pops, Willie Stargell died of complications related to a stroke in Wilmington, North Carolina at the age of 61. Born Wilver Dornel ...
  • “Stubborn” like a bull? Well, of course « Change for a ...

      Blog Source: tomsinger.mlblogs.com | 4 months ago
    The reinvention of Pedro Alvarez, begun last October, continues, and it is pretty astounding.Getting to five homers quicker than any Pirate since Willie Stargell in 1971, or becoming the first Pittsburgh player ever to notch a pair of two-homer .

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