Willie Stargell Painting (18X24)
This item, a painting of Pirates legend Willie Stargell on an 18X24 wood canvas, is 1 of 1. There is no other like it.
Lost Ballparks artist Michael Koser has created a new series of original paintings, "Lost Ballparks Legends" featuring some of baseball's all-time greats.
Willie "Pops" Stargell played all 21 years of his Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Pirates (including the first 8 at Forbes Field). He was the heart and soul of a team that would win 2 World Series Championships. He finished his career a 7x All-Star, World Series MVP and NL MVP collecting 2,232 hits and 475 home runs.
Long time Pirates manager Chuck Tanner said , "Nobody could hit a ball as far as Willie. In 1979 in Montreal, he hit a ball so far there they painted the seat gold. I went up there the next day and sat in that seat, and everybody on field looked like puppets, that's how far it traveled."