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Pirates Player of the Week: Past and Present - Willie Stargell

This weeks player of the week is Willie Stargell



Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (March 6, 1940 April 9, 2001), nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was a professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman.

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).




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Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee (1988)

National League Co-MVP (shared with Keith Hernandez, 1979)

7-time Top 10 MVP (1971-75, 1978-79)

7-time All-Star (1964-66, 1971-73, 1978)

National League Championship Series MVP (1979)

World Series MVP (1979)

ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year (1979)

Led National League in Slugging Percentage (1973)

Twice led National League in OPS (1973-74)

Led National League in Doubles (1973)

Twice led National League in Home Runs (1971 and 1973)

Led National League in RBI (1973)

Twice led National League in Extra-Base Hits (1971 and 1973)

Hit for the cycle (1964)

Threw the last pitch at Three Rivers Stadium, as part of the park's farewell
ceremony (2000)






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Andy Van Slyke



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This is a great idea. Do I have permission to do it in my teams forum? lol And BravesBabe14 did you join my site?
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