Willie Stargell

Hall of Fame

Left Field

1962—1982

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Player LeveL
Superstar
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#10

Player Detail

Wilver Dornel
GIVEN NAME
Stargell
SURNAME
March 6, 1940, in Earlsboro, OK
BORN
April 9, 2001, in Wilmington, NC, USA
DIED
1962—1982
Playing Career
Played from 22-42
PLAYING AGE
Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
The Family
PRIMARY TEAM
1971, 1979
World Series titles
Pops
NICKNAME
8
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-2 / 188
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Left / Left
BATTED / THREW
September 16, 1962
Major League Debut
October 3, 1982
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Willie Stargell?

Star of the 1979 World Series when he led his Pirates with MVP season and the stars he awarded teammates for their caps.

60

HITTING

80

POWER

40

RUNNING

30

FIELDING

40

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
Willie is credited with hitting the longest home runs at both Pittsburgh’s old Three Rivers Stadium, and Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati. Both blasts were measured at more than 475 feet.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
2360
2232
475
1540
.282
7 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS
1979 NL MVP

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1971 Pirates

31 Years Old

.296
AVG
48
HR
125
RBI
104
RUNS
.398
OBP
151
HITS
26
2B
0
3B
.628
SLG
83
BB
0
SB
7.9
WAR
Was offering free chicken at his restaurant every time he hit a home run this season. He nearly went out of business.

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.282
.360
.529

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.889
.751
118.7

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
48.4
55.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Willie Stargell Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Stargell
527
148
79
28
4
32
102
62
129
1
279
216
.282
.360
.529
889
AVG LF
536
146
72
24
5
14
75
53
84
12
222
202
.272
.338
.413
.751

Willie Stargell Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
10
19
10
16
15
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
16
17
21
11
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Willie Stargell PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
57.5
39.4
28.0
22.1
3.94
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Willie Stargell
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
369.1
200.6
147.1
100.0
25.3
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Willie Stargell
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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