Death of Willie Stargell

March 6, 1940 - April 9, 2001
Wilmington, North Carolina | Age 61

Pittsburg Pirate great dead at 61
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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Willie Stargell, the thunderous home run hitter who carried the Pittsburgh Pirates into two baseball World Series with his power and helped win them with his patriarchal leadership, died early Monday after a long illness. He was 61.

Stargell had been in failing health for several years due to a kidney disorder, according to officials at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilimgton, North Carolina, where he died.

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