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Willie Stargell

Hall of Fame Baseball Player Willie Stargell

Profession: Hall of Fame Baseball Player

United States of America

Why Famous: 7-time All Star

Born: March 6, 1940
Birthplace: Earlsboro, Oklahoma, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: April 9, 2001 (aged 61)
Cause of Death: A stroke

Historical Events

  • 1968-05-22 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
  • 1969-08-05 Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet
  • 1970-08-01 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell smacks 3 doubles and 2 homers in a 20-10 Pirates win v Braves
  • 1971-09-01 Pittsburgh Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10-7 win v Philadelphia Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell
  • 1977-06-29 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR
  • 1979-11-13 Willie Stargell and Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL
  • 1982-09-06 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8
  • 1988-01-12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1988-07-31 Pittsburgh Pirates 1st baseman/left fielder and 7-time All Star Willie Stargell becomes 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame

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