willie stargellOn April 9, 2001, Hall of Famer Willie Stargell dies at the age of 61. Stargell, who had been in failing health because of kidney problems, played key roles on the Pirates’ two world champions of the 1970s. He hit 48 home runs in 1971 and shared the NL’s MVP Award in 1979. Nicknamed “Pops” for his leadership skills, Stargell was named Pirates captain in 1974…