Willie Stargell Stats

Willie Stargell was born on Wednesday, March 6, 1940, in Earlsboro, Oklahoma. Stargell was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 16, 1962, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Willie Stargell baseball stats page.

"Sometimes I hit him ( Steve Carlton ) like I used to hit ( Sandy ) Koufax , and that's like drinking coffee with a fork. Did you every try that?" - Willie Stargell in Baseball Illustrated (11th Edition, 1975) [ Willie Stargell Quotes ]
Willie Stargell

Willie 'Pops' Stargell Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#324 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1983fle01' title='1983 Fleer Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Willie 'Pops' Stargell Autograph on a 1983 Fleer Baseball Card (#324 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Wilver Dornel Stargell
Nickname:
Pops or Willie
Born On:
03-06-1940  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Earlsboro, Oklahoma
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-09-2001 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Wilmington, North Carolina
Cemetery:
Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina
High School:
Encinal High School (Alameda, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
225
First Game:
09-16-1962 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-03-1982
Draft:
Not Applicable / Signing Bonus = $1,500
Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1962 22 Pirates 10 31 1 9 3 1 0 0 4 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 .290 .353 .452
1963 23 Pirates 108 304 34 74 11 6 11 0 47 19 0 85 0 3 2 6 .243 .290 .428
1964 24 Pirates 117 421 53 115 19 7 21 0 78 17 2 92 1 1 2 7 .273 .304 .501
1965 25 Pirates 144 533 68 145 25 8 27 2 107 39 13 127 0 3 7 8 .272 .328 .501
1966 26 Pirates 140 485 84 153 30 0 33 0 102 48 16 109 5 5 6 7 .315 .381 .581
1967 27 Pirates 134 462 54 125 18 6 20 0 73 67 25 103 2 2 3 12 .271 .365 .465
1968 28 Pirates 128 435 57 103 15 1 24 0 67 47 11 105 1 7 6 12 .237 .315 .441
1969 29 Pirates 145 522 89 160 31 6 29 1 92 61 14 120 0 5 6 10 .307 .382 .556
1970 30 Pirates 136 474 70 125 18 3 31 1 85 44 11 119 0 6 5 14 .264 .329 .511
1971 31 Pirates 141 511 104 151 26 0 48 2 125 83 20 154 0 5 7 8 .295 .398 .628
1972 32 Pirates 138 495 75 145 28 2 33 1 112 65 15 129 0 7 2 7 .293 .373 .558
1973 33 Pirates 148 522 106 156 43 3 44 1 119 80 22 129 0 4 3 6 .299 .392 .646
1974 34 Pirates 140 508 90 153 37 4 25 1 96 87 21 106 0 4 6 8 .301 .407 .537
1975 35 Pirates 124 461 71 136 32 2 22 0 90 58 6 109 0 4 3 9 .295 .375 .516
1976 36 Pirates 117 428 54 110 20 3 20 1 65 50 6 101 0 4 5 4 .257 .339 .458
1977 37 Pirates 63 186 29 51 12 0 13 0 35 31 10 55 0 2 3 4 .274 .383 .548
1978 38 Pirates 122 390 60 115 18 2 28 1 97 50 10 93 0 3 7 8 .295 .382 .567
1979 39 Pirates 126 424 60 119 19 0 32 0 82 47 12 105 0 6 3 10 .281 .352 .552
1980 40 Pirates 67 202 28 53 10 1 11 0 38 26 10 52 0 1 2 2 .262 .351 .485
1981 41 Pirates 38 60 2 17 4 0 0 0 9 5 1 9 0 1 0 0 .283 .333 .350
1982 42 Pirates 74 73 6 17 4 0 3 0 17 10 1 24 0 2 0 1 .233 .318 .411
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
21 Years 2,360 7,927 1,195 2,232 423 55 475 11 1,540 937 227 1,936 9 75 78 143 .282 .360 .529
Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1962 Pirates CF 1 0 9 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1962 Pirates LF 2 1 30 4 2.0 4 3 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.60
1962 Pirates RF 6 6 165 11 1.8 10 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.64
1963 Pirates 1B 16 16 372 162 10.1 157 148 9 5 18 n/a n/a n/a .969 11.40
1963 Pirates CF 6 5 144 10 1.7 10 10 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.88
1963 Pirates LF 35 30 855 45 1.3 43 42 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.36
1963 Pirates RF 24 20 552 27 1.1 25 23 2 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .926 1.22
1964 Pirates 1B 50 49 1,278 509 10.2 508 486 22 1 50 n/a n/a n/a .998 10.73
1964 Pirates CF 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1964 Pirates LF 57 53 1,335 89 1.6 81 79 2 8 0 n/a n/a n/a .910 1.64
1964 Pirates RF 2 2 48 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1965 Pirates 1B 7 6 153 62 8.9 62 60 2 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.94
1965 Pirates LF 125 118 3,129 207 1.7 199 189 10 8 2 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.72
1965 Pirates RF 19 12 345 28 1.5 28 26 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.19
1966 Pirates 1B 15 12 333 124 8.3 124 120 4 0 17 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.05
1966 Pirates LF 125 113 3,030 191 1.5 180 171 9 11 1 n/a n/a n/a .942 1.60
1966 Pirates RF 3 2 57 5 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.37
1967 Pirates 1B 37 33 798 323 8.7 322 307 15 1 25 n/a n/a n/a .997 10.89
1967 Pirates LF 92 86 2,337 152 1.7 142 129 13 10 1 n/a n/a n/a .934 1.64
1967 Pirates RF 7 6 156 12 1.7 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
1968 Pirates 1B 13 11 294 117 9.0 117 110 7 0 12 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 10.74
1968 Pirates LF 109 105 2,781 163 1.5 154 143 11 9 0 n/a n/a n/a .945 1.50
1968 Pirates RF 4 3 78 7 1.8 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.42
1969 Pirates 1B 23 21 522 186 8.1 184 174 10 2 20 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.52
1969 Pirates LF 115 111 2,856 143 1.2 138 134 4 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .965 1.30
1969 Pirates RF 1 1 18 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1970 Pirates 1B 1 0 6 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1970 Pirates LF 122 119 3,090 202 1.7 197 182 15 5 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.72
1970 Pirates RF 3 3 75 3 1.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.08
1971 Pirates LF 138 137 3,675 251 1.8 247 239 8 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.81
1972 Pirates 1B 101 99 2,496 936 9.3 921 881 40 15 96 n/a n/a n/a .984 9.96
1972 Pirates LF 32 32 801 51 1.6 49 48 1 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.65
1973 Pirates LF 142 141 3,654 275 1.9 268 255 13 7 1 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.98
1974 Pirates 1B 1 1 15 3 3.0 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1974 Pirates LF 135 135 3,543 272 2.0 263 255 8 9 1 n/a n/a n/a .967 2.00
1975 Pirates 1B 122 122 3,216 1,185 9.7 1,175 1,121 54 10 112 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.86
1976 Pirates 1B 111 110 2,961 1,103 9.9 1,090 1,037 53 13 76 n/a n/a n/a .988 9.94
1977 Pirates 1B 55 49 1,320 483 8.8 476 449 27 7 26 n/a n/a n/a .986 9.74
1978 Pirates 1B 112 104 2,760 938 8.4 932 875 57 6 76 n/a n/a n/a .994 9.12
1979 Pirates 1B 113 105 2,883 999 8.8 996 949 47 3 102 n/a n/a n/a .997 9.33
1980 Pirates 1B 54 52 1,338 497 9.2 493 460 33 4 54 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.95
1981 Pirates 1B 9 9 222 70 7.8 70 70 0 0 10 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.51
1982 Pirates 1B 8 4 108 46 5.8 46 43 3 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.50
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
LF Totals 1,229 1,181 31,116 2,045 1.7 1,965 1,869 96 80 12 n/a n/a n/a .961 1.71
1B Totals 848 803 21,075 7,744 9.1 7,677 7,293 384 67 701 n/a n/a n/a .991 9.84
RF Totals 69 55 1,494 93 1.3 90 85 5 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .968 1.63
CF Totals 8 5 159 12 1.5 12 12 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.04
21 Years 2,154 2,044 53,844 9,894 4.6 9,744 9,259 485 150 714 n/a n/a n/a .985 4.89
Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1962 Pirates 0 1 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 7.8 - - -
1963 Pirates 0 2 .000 29 5 n/a 27.6 3.6 6.5 - - -
1964 Pirates 1 1 .500 13 0 n/a 20.0 4.6 5.4 - - -
1965 Pirates 1 1 .500 8 0 n/a 19.7 4.2 5.0 - - -
1966 Pirates 2 3 .400 9 0 n/a 14.7 4.4 4.8 - - -
1967 Pirates 1 0 1.000 8 0 n/a 23.1 4.5 6.3 - - -
1968 Pirates 5 0 1.000 9 0 n/a 18.1 4.1 6.5 - - -
1969 Pirates 1 0 1.000 12 0 n/a 18.0 4.4 5.7 - - -
1970 Pirates 0 1 .000 13 0 n/a 15.3 4.0 5.6 - - -
1971 Pirates 0 0 .000 4 0 n/a 10.6 3.3 4.1 - - -
1972 Pirates 1 1 .500 7 0 n/a 15.0 3.8 4.4 - - -
1973 Pirates 0 0 .000 7 0 n/a 11.9 4.0 4.4 - - -
1974 Pirates 0 2 .000 4 0 n/a 20.3 4.8 5.3 - - -
1975 Pirates 0 0 .000 2 0 n/a 21.0 4.2 5.1 - - -
1976 Pirates 2 0 1.000 7 0 n/a 21.4 4.2 6.6 - - -
1977 Pirates 0 1 .000 12 0 n/a 14.3 3.4 5.3 - - -
1978 Pirates 3 2 .600 15 0 n/a 13.9 4.2 4.0 - - -
1979 Pirates 0 1 .000 16 0 n/a 13.3 4.0 5.2 - - -
1980 Pirates 0 0 .000 15 0 n/a 18.4 3.9 5.3 - - -
1981 Pirates 0 0 .000 29 0 n/a 0.0 6.7 6.7 - - -
1982 Pirates 0 0 .000 66 0 n/a 24.3 3.0 4.3 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
21 Years 17 16 .515 288 5 n/a 16.7 4.1 5.1 - - -
Willie Stargell

Willie Stargell Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Did you know that Willie Stargell won the 1979 Most Valuable Player Award , the 1979 League Championship Most Valuable Player Award , and the 1979 World Series Most Valuable Player Award - the only player in Major League history to have won all three MVPs during the same season? Too easy? Did you know he accomplished the MVP trifecta exactly one year after The Sporting News named him the Comeback Player of the Year ?

Willie Stargell Hall of Fame Plaque
Willie Stargell | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1988 ( HOF )
Willie Stargell didn't just hit 475 career home runs, he crushed home runs. Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton in The Pittsburgh Pirates Encyclopedia (David Finoli, Sports Publishing, LLC, 05/01/2003, Page 256) once said, "He doesn't just hit pitchers. He takes their dignity." Let's take a dignified look at some of Pop's numbers of interest:

1 - Willie Stargell crushed one home run on June 25, 1971 , it hit a seat in Section 601, and it was the longest home run ever hit at Veterans Stadium (half credit to Jim Bunning ). Only two other players would hit a home run into the 600 level, the upper deck, at the Vet (before it closed), Butch Huskey (Section 638) & Ruben Rivera (Section 638). The spot where Stargell's ball landed was marked with a yellow star with a black "S" inside a white circle until Pops passed away, the white circle was then painted black.

2 - Willie Stargell hit two home runs out of Dodger Stadium. Yes, out of of the Stadium! He was the first player to ever hit one out, it was a 507-foot rocket off Alan Foster on August 5, 1969 , it totally cleared the right-field pavilion, and it is the longest home run hit at Dodger Stadium. The second blast was "only" 470-feet, taking off on May 8, 1973 , Andy Messersmith served up the tater, and it also completely cleared the right-field pavilion. The only other two players who have hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium since 1973, Mark McGwire and Mike Piazza .

4 - Willie Stargell hit three home runs in a game four times in his career. Only four other players at the time of his retirement had at least four three-homer games: Johnny Mize (6 times), Ernie Banks (4 times), Lou Gehrig (4 times) and Ralph Kiner (4 times).

5 - Willie Stargell had five extra-base hits on August 1, 1970 , tying the single-game Major League record. Pops had three doubles and two home runs that day.

6 - Willie Stargell hit four home runs into the upper deck of right field at Three Rivers Stadium including the longest home run in the history of the Stadium. Before Three Rivers closed, six total home runs made it to the upper deck, four by Stargell.

8 - Willie Stargell wore number #8 his entire career and it was retired by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1982.

11 - Willie Stargell went deep eleven times in April 1971, tying him with six other players for the National League record of home runs in the month of April. The mark was tied several times after Pops set the record, until Albert Pujols broke it when he went deep 14 times in 2006.

15 - Willie Stargell hit at least 20 home runs in fifteen different seasons, including 13 consecutively, 1964 through 1976.

17 - Willie Stargell went 17-for-54 in his World Series Stats , a .315 career batting average. Willie Stargell was the seventeenth player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot .

18 - Willie Stargell hit seven home runs that cleared the roof in Forbes Field. In it's sixty-one year history, eighteen homers cleared the 86-foot high right-field roof, seven by Stargell.

25 - Willie Stargell had twenty-five total bases during the 1979 World Series , the record for Most Total Bases in a 7-Game Series still to this day.

30 - Willie Stargell hit thirty home runs before the 1971 All-Star Game and 1973 All-Star Game (in case you wondered why he went those two particular seasons).

39 - Willie Stargell was thirty-nine years old when he won the Most Valuable Player Award in 1979, the oldest in history to earn that honor at that time.

81 - Willie Stargell was ranked eighty-first by The Sporting News when they released their list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players in the history of baseball.

200 - Willie Stargell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988, 199 legends had been enshrined before him, Pops went in alone that year making him Hall of Famer number two-hundred.

296 - Willie Stargell hit two-hundred ninety-six home runs hit during the 1970s, the most by any player in the big leagues across that entire decade. Second place went to another pretty solid slugger, Reggie Jackson , he had 292.

535 - Willie Stargell attempted to knock the cover off the ball on May 20, 1978 , instead it set the record for the longest home run - five-hundred thirty-five feet - hit at Olympic Stadium. Montreal Expos pitcher Wayne Twitchell gets half-credit for the record and the Expos commemorated the blast by painting the seat where the ball landed gold.

599 - Willie Stargell was loved by all five-hundred ninety-nine big league players when he played, our source is Joe Morgan who said at Stargell's funeral service, "When I played, there were 600 baseball players, and 599 of them loved Willie Stargell. He's the only guy I could have said that about. He never made anybody look bad and he never said anything bad about anybody."

Willie Stargell Stamp
Willie Stargell Stamp (MLB All-Stars, Block of Four)
In July 2013, the United States Postal Service celebrated Major League Baseball All-Stars be featuring four players on a block of non-denominated postage stamps. The four the USPS chose to honor were Willie Stargell, Ted Williams , Larry Doby , and Joe DiMaggio .

Last-Modified: May 21, 2018 3:20 AM EST

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