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Date: 2001-04-09 08:32
Subject: An American and Baseball Hero
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Today the baseball world grieves the loss of a man that has hit some of the most monstrous home runs ever seen. Someone that even fans of the opposing teams respected but also feared. Hall of Famer Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates was know for hitting some of the longest home runs ever in baseball. I personally never saw him play but I remember hearing many stories of how he was the only major leaguer to ever hit a ball out of Dodger Stadium. For 30 years he was the only player to ever to that in a game. Stargell hit 475 home runs in his career but it probably would have been more closer to about 600 if it wasn't for playing in spacious Forbes Field his first 10 years of baseball.
It's kind of ironic that Willie Stargell passed away today, being that the opening of a new park in Pittsburgh is today. His dominance of baseball started when they opened Three Rivers Stadium and now today as they open PNC Park, with a statue honoring him, Willie will not be there to help celebrate the opening of their beautiful new park.
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User: fresh25
Date: 2001-04-09 09:52 (UTC)
Subject: Very true.......
It is a sad day for baseball. I grew up in Pittsburgh, and have always been a die-hard, true fan of the Pirates. Stargell was God in Pitt. He really was. I HOF'er, a true champion, and a genuine leader. He was a class act. He is a legend, one of a kind.

I am sad. I remember how the adults would praise him like crazy when I was a kid.......
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Tortilla Montpelier
User: fgty
Date: 2001-04-09 12:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
R.I.P. Willie "Pops" Stargell
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