Willie Stargell - Quotes

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There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.

There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.

Life is one big transition. ---->>>

To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything. ---->>>

A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold. ---->>>

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom. ---->>>

To be successful, one must take chances.

To be successful, one must take chances.

Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me, given to me as a gift from God. ---->>>

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents, relatives or peers. ---->>>

I love September, especially when we're in it. ---->>>

Helping someone is what life is all about. ---->>>

The bat is gone, but the smile remains. ---->>>

You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots. ---->>>

I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh. ---->>>

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

I don't really feel that I deserve all my applause. ---->>>

I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop. ---->>>

It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know. ---->>>

We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto. ---->>>

I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work. ---->>>

I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a hitter for hitting a home run off him. When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher, I get angry at myself. I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball, he should be angry at himself. ---->>>

Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them. ---->>>

People like us are afraid to leave ball. What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life, you can't think about a future without it, so you hang on as long as you can. ---->>>

I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience. ---->>>

Oakland revolved around Forbes Field. Nothing in the city could match that atmosphere. ---->>>

Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings. ---->>>

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters. ---->>>

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played. ---->>>

I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area. ---->>>

They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square. ---->>>

I always said that when it was time to retire, I would know it, and I would just tip my hat to the crowds. ---->>>

Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child. ---->>>

That's where the future lies, in the youth of today. ---->>>

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed. ---->>>

I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself. ---->>>

I've always been a slave to my heart. ---->>>

I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life. ---->>>

I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose. ---->>>

I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body. I simply loved to go out and dance. ---->>>

I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium. ---->>>

I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to becomes hitters and fail at it. ---->>>

My first job after my retirement from baseball was as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica. ---->>>

The Giants were a good team, but our biggest enemy was said to be Candlestick Park. ---->>>

I flailed my arm in a throwing motion before I could even walk. ---->>>

I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line. ---->>>

I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids. They're the most important part of my life. ---->>>

I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown, who helped me both as a player and a person. ---->>>

I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider. ---->>>

I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian. ---->>>

If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about, it shows up in his article. ---->>>

Never had I had so many friends and so much fun as I did in the projects. ---->>>

Never was I booed. ---->>>

Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion. ---->>>

To middle-class parents, the project team may have seemed unfit for children, but it was exactly what I needed. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-06, 1940
Birthplace:
Die: 04-09, 2001
Occupation: Athlete
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Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell (March 6, 1940 – April 9, 2001), 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) (wikipedia)