Bucco Blast from the past: Stargell’s Game 7 HR

Each week, we’ll feature a great “Bucco Blast” from the Pirates’ past… in .GIF form.

Last week, we showed you Roberto Clemente‘s pivotal home run in Game 7 of the 1971 World Series. Now, here’s another Pirates’ legend, Willie Stargell, crushing a two-run bomb in Game 7 of the ’79 Series:

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Leader of the ‘We Are Family’ squad, Pops went 4-for-5 in the game as the Bucs won, 4-1, giving the team its fifth world title. Stargell was also the MVP of the series, hitting .400 with seven extra-base hits and seven RBI over the seven games.

125 days until Opening Day.

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Previous Editions:
Nov. 18th – Clemente’s Game 7 HR

#FTFTrivia Answer 2/14/13

Tonight we asked…

and the answer to tonight’s #FTFTrivia is…

Willie Stargell

In a late-May of 1968 game against the Cubs at Wrigley, where anything can happen, Pops crushed three bombs, doubled off the ivy wall, and singled to collect a total of 15 bases.  He led the offensive charge and drove in more runs than the Cubs even scored.  The Pirates won the game by a score of 13-6.

Stargell’s 15 total bases were brought up a few times throughout the 2012 season when Pedro Alvarez had a few games with two home runs and an extra base hit, but Pops’ record still stands going into 2013.

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @RobertBit, @Zach_Morrison1, @johnlucas18, @fdawg30, @baseballfan4746, and @yarpirates.

Thanks to all who participated, and tune in next time for another edition of #FTFTrivia.

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#FTFTrivia Answer 11/8/12

Tonight we asked…

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and the answer to tonight’s #FTFTrivia is…

Willie Stargell

The Roberto Clemente Award, originally called the Commissioner’s Award and renamed after Clemente’s death in 1972, is an annual award given to the Major League Baseball player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual’s contribution to his team.”  There’s no doubt that “Pops” showed all of these characteristics in his time with the Bucs.  He and Clemente were close friends and led the Pirates to a world championship in 1971, and after the tragic plane crash that killed Roberto, Stargell took over as the leader of the team and helped bring another World Series championship to Pittsburgh again in 1979.

Willie Mays was the first winner of the award, and Clayton Kershaw is the 2012 recipient.

Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @fyalkowski, @johnlucas18, @BPkidscoach, @TrevorVPetrillo, and @bmur13.

Thanks to all who participated, and tune in next time for another edition of #FTFTrivia.

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