Willie Stargell, nicknamed “Pops” in the later years of his career, was a Major League Baseball (MLB) player. He played his entire 21-year career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-1982). He helped the Pirates capture six National League East division titles, two National League pennants and two World Series (1971, 1979). He was born on this day in 1940.
Note: For the 8-bit version of Willie Stargell, I could not resist dressing him in the hideous Pirates uniforms (with striped caps) from their 1979 championship season. In 1979, Stargell was named National League Championship Series MVP and World Series MVP. This is character #6 in my ugly uniform series.