Why I'm a Pirates Fan

Simply put, Willie Freakin' Stargell.

As a kid growing up in Illinois in the 70's, the Cubs stunk and I lived nowhere near Chicago. We did, however get the Cubs games on WGN. I became a Bucs fan the instant I saw Stargell wheel that bat around and hammer home runs out of the park. Dave Parker came shortly thereafter and was a thrill to watch as well. I was hooked and have been a fan ever since. Watching the Bucs come back from 3-1 in the '79 WS was a big thrill!

I live in FL now and make the trip to Bradenton every spring.

Go Bucs!

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