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Willie Stargell

Test your baseball knowledge of Willie Stargell.  Get up to bat in this Alan's FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) Wilver Dornell “Willie” Stargell was born on March 6, 1940 in Oklahoma, but later moved to Alameda, California where he attended Encinal High School.  What is his home town in Oklahoma?

  • Earlsboro
  • Fairfax
  • Gage
  • Hoot Owl

2) On August 7, 1958, Stargell was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent.

  • True or False?

3) Stargell made his MLB debut September 16, 1962 for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • True or False?

4) When did go to his first All-Star game?

  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1965
  • 1966

5) What was Stargell’s career batting average?

  • .282
  • .292
  • .302
  • .312

6) How many home runs did Stargell hit during his MLB career?

  • 475
  • 501
  • 526
  • 551

7) Bob Prince, the colorful longtime Pirate sportcaster would greet a Stargell home run with the phrase "Chicken on the Hill". This referred to Stargell's ownership of a chicken restaurant in Pittsburgh's Hill District. For a time, whenever he homered, Stargell's restaurant would give away free chicken to all patrons present in the restaurant at the time of the home run, in a promotion dubbed "Chicken on the Hill with Will".

  • True or False?

8) What year was he named the National League’s Most Valuable Player?

  • 1965
  • 1970
  • 1975
  • 1979

9) When did Stargell make his last MLB appearance for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

  • September 30, 1982
  • October 3, 1982
  • October 13, 1982
  • October 23, 1982

10) He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.  What year was Stargell inducted into the Hall of Fame?

  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1988
  • 1990

11) Cause of death: Stroke brought on by Kidney disorder.  When did Wilver Stargell die?

  • April 9, 2001
  • April 19, 2001
  • April 29, 2001
  • May 9, 2001

12) Where is Wilver Stargell buried?

  • Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Saint Marys Cemetery, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  • Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina

Check Your Answers


Willie Stargell [Answers]

  1. Earlsboro
  2. True
  3. True
  4. 1964
  5. .282
  6. 475
  7. True
  8. 1979
  9. October 3, 1982
  10. 1988
  11. April 9, 2001
  12. Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina

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