Pops: The Willie Stargell Story

Pops The Willie Stargell Story A touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Pops Stargell this life story documents the year Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history

  • Title: Pops: The Willie Stargell Story
  • Author: Richard "Pete" Peterson
  • ISBN: 9781600788000
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Pops Stargell, this life story documents the 21 year, Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history of Major League Baseball Beginning with his difficult childhood and revealing his encounters with fierce racial hostility while playing minor league ball in the south, thisA touching biography of the beloved Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Pops Stargell, this life story documents the 21 year, Hall of Fame career of one of the most celebrated and revered players in the history of Major League Baseball Beginning with his difficult childhood and revealing his encounters with fierce racial hostility while playing minor league ball in the south, this book goes on to show how Stargell became one of the most feared hitters in baseball, a perennial All Star and MVP candidate, and World Series hero More than a slugging star, Stargell a clubhouse leader who was revered for his bursting personality and joie de vivre earned the affectionate nickname Pops during the 1979 season when he began handing out stars to teammates following a good play or game The stars soon became a symbol of the unity on the Pirates team that went on to win the World Series This biography also details his life following his playing days Stargell s coaching career, his struggles with obesity and diabetes, and his lasting legacy that remains relevant to this day This telling of a dearly loved man with a larger than life personality is a must read for any fan of baseball.

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    1. Willie Stargell story1940-2001Apr 14,2001 at St Paul's Episcopall Church Wilmington NC,they celebrated his career and a life well lived.A few days later in St Mary of Mercy Church in Pittsburgh, mournersarrived"to relive the memories and highlights of a life that touched us all"(Bishop Donald Wuerl)Willie Stargell's major league debut was Sept 16, 1962He batted leftrew left.He was a Pittsburgh Pirate from 1962���1982I'm not a baseball historian.I simply listened and remember .Willie Starge [...]

    2. Well done biography of the late Pirates star. Book began differently than most in that it did not move in chronological fashion, rather snippets from his life that explained what kind of man Stargell was. Book also detailed baseball in Pittsburgh and the influences of Honus Wagner, Bill Mazeroski and Roberto Clemente and how the latter two were directly correlated to Stargell. Second half of the book settled into a more traditional biography, which does not mean it wasn't enjoyable. Well researc [...]

    3. This was a thoroughly enjoyable book on one of the greatest players in baseball history -- Pittsburgh's Willie Stargell. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and he was my favorite player. I always loved seeing his towering home runs get hit out of the park. Shoot, even infield outs were crazy! I once saw him hit the ball straight up so high, it went out of the stadium before coming down and being caught for an out. He started his career as a left fielder, but finished as a first baseman to save his [...]

    4. Overall I think this book was okay. The things that I liked about it was the fact that learned alot about the Pirate's history back in the 1950-1970 era. What I didnt like about the book was that there was so many facts and names that it got hard to take it all in. I would not recommend reading this book unless youre looking for alot of statistics and roster updates for the seasnos back in the day.

    5. This was a nice book about a great baseball player. It does not try to be a complete autobiography, but is instead about Stargell as a baseball player. As an old Pirates fan, I really enjoyed reading about some familiar names, and learning things I didn't know.

    6. Not a full biography, but an enjoyable rehashing of Stargell's playing career. I didn't learn anything new in this book, but I enjoyed the trip down memory lane through 60s and 70s Pirate history.

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