World Series Heroes of the 1970s

Willie Stargell
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Willie Stargell


At 39, Stargell smacked three home runs over the seven-game Series against the Orioles, one that proved to be the game-winner in the series' decisive final contest. Trailing 1-0 in the sixth, Stargell cranked a towering, two-run homer to put the Pirates up for good, topping off an improbable comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit to claim Pittsburgh's second title of the decade.

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