Willie Stargell

Birthdate3/6/1940
Death Date4/9/2001
Debut Year1962
Year of Induction1988
Teams Pirates
Positions First Base, Left Field

Willie Stargell spent his entire 21-year career in Pittsburgh leading the team to 6 NL East titles, 2 pennants, and two World Series championships.

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In the collection:

Invitation to Willie Stargell's HoF plaque dedication

Invitation to Willie Stargell's HoF plaque dedication

“We Are Family” can be heard in the mind of fans as they remember Willie Stargell’s MVP season that brought the World Series championship to Pittsburgh in 1979. The charismatic Stargell helped make the Pirates America’s favorite team for a summer. Stargell is remembered for
Willie Stargell signed contract with the Autographed Ball Company

Willie Stargell signed contract with the Autographed Ball Company

For years in souvenir stands at MLB stadiums offered baseballs with stamped signatures of the home team. In the collection is a contract signed by Willie Stargell agreeing to have his autograph appear on those balls. The terms of the contract? Pops received one cent per ball sold. Stargell signed
Chuck Tanner weighs in on managing Willie Stargell

Chuck Tanner weighs in on managing Willie Stargell

The manager of the 1979 championship Pirate team, Chuck Tanner piloted Pittsburgh through Stargell’s final six seasons. In this handwritten letter Tanner writes, “Willie was the leader of our team on the field and off the field. He was like a 10 diamond karat ring on your finger to manag

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