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Human beings are pampered by the Lord. Their real tests don't come until later in life.

 
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Willie Stargell
Willie Stargell
  • Born: March 6, 1940
  • Died: April 9, 2001
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

Wilver Dornell Stargell, nicknamed "Pops" in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career (1962–1982) as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League (NL). Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted .282, with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 home runs, and 1,540 runs batted in, helping his team capture six NL East division titles, two National League pennants, and two World Series (1971, 1979). Stargell was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

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