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Willie Stargell Quotes


A professional baseball player who played his entire Major League career (1962-1982) with the Pittsburgh Pirates as an outfielder and first baseman.
(1940 - 2001)

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A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.
 

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

Helping someone is what life is all about.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.
 

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

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

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

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

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.
 

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

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


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