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Willie Stargell

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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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Willie Stargell News Stories

  • Ron Cook: One-hundred-year-old home of the Cubs still holds a lot of charm

      News Source: Merced Sun-Star | 13 days ago
    Wrigley Field turns 100 this year and, you know, it doesn't look a day over 95. When it's too early on the calendar for the verdant splendor of the lush ivy, the enduring charm at one of baseball's most iconic addresses remains atmospheric rather
  • Alvarez generates power for Pirates

      News Source: Herald Tribune | 30 days ago
    Pedro Alvarez has developed into what every team intent on winning needs _ a bona fide cleanup hitter. Alvarez has hit more home runs _ 66 _ in the last two seasons, his first two full seasons in the majors, by the way, than any other player in the
  • Good Game One for Pirates and fans

      News Source: Herald Tribune | 1 month ago
    In memory of Popi's Place, the Greek diner outside McKechnie Field that closed this month, this was Wednesday's Opening Day Special: Clouds, Crowds and Cutch, hold the Jeter. Spring training fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates enjoyed a blustery afternoon

Willie Stargell Blogs

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

      Blog Source: piratasblog.mlblogs.com | 11 days 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 | 11 days 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 | 11 days 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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