Willie Stargell Biography

( 1965 - )
August 22, 2019
First published on:August 22, 2019
by Oliver

Facts of Willie Stargell

Date of Birth: 1965, March 6
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Birth Name Willie Stargell
Famous Name Willie Stargell
Father William Stargell
Mother Gladys Vernell Stargell
Net Worth $10 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Married to Margaret Weller
Divorce Dee Stargell
Children 4

Willie Stargell was a professional baseball player originally from the United States of America. Willie played his entire baseball career in Major League Baseball (MLB) as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Apart from that, Willie was married to his second wife, Margaret Weller at the time he died. He had to suffer from quite complications in his love life. Further details are below. So stick with us till the end.

Willie Stargell Net Worth and Earnings

Willie Stargel's net worth and earnings are still under review. However, some sources claim that the late player had a huge net worth of nearly $2 million. Besides, on one of the news sites, it claims that Willie signed a 1 year / $6000 worth contract with Pittsburgh in the 1963 season. 

On average, a report based on the research of 2019 says that the average income of an MLB player is $3.4 million per year. Besides, these figures, however, vary according to the contract and the skills of the player.

Apart from that, as of 2019, the highest-earning MLB player is Stephen Strasburg, with an annual income of $38.3 million. Likewise, Max Scherzer stands in the second position with an annual income of $37.4 million and Zack Greinke stands in the third position with an annual salary of $34.5 million.

Willie Stargell Personal Life; Know about His Wives and Children

Willie Stargell was married to his second wife, Margaret Weller in the summer of 1993. As per some sources, the duo dated for a while and later got married. Besides, the duo was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Dawn Moore, and Precious Stargell. Willie was married to his second wife until he died of a stroke.

Willie Stargell with his first wife and son SOURCE: baseballhall.org

Prior to that, Willie was married to his first wife, Dee Stargell, also known as Dolores. Unfortunately, there are no details regarding their marriage. However, it is known that the duo had a son, Williw Jr., and a daughter, Kelli. Later, the duo mysteriously got divorced and the reason is still behind the curtains.

Willie and Dee Stargell Divorce

The reason for the divorce is rumored to be due to the affairs Willie had with his second wife before their marriage. However, this news has not been officially confirmed. Besides, Willie's 19-year old daughter, Kelli filed a lawsuit against her father asking the court to continue the financial support even after her 21st birthday.

Willie Stargell and his daughters SOURCE: baseballhall.org

Kelli, also known as Wendy Rebecca Stargell is suffered from a developmental disorder and says she is unable to support herself. Hence, she filed the suit in 1982 through attorney Richard Hughes, asking for $1,800 a month from her father.

Willie Stargell Body Measurements

Willie Stargell was 6 feet and 4 inches tall in height with a bulky body that weighs almost about 90 kg. 

How Did Willie Stargell Died?

Willie was suffering from a kidney ailment and heart disease caused by high blood pressure for a long time. On April he was admitted at  New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C. Unfortunately, he died on April 9, 2001, due to a stroke. 

Willie Stargell Early Life and Family

Willie Stargell was born on March 6, 1965, in Earlsboro, Oklahoma to Gladys Vernell Stargell and William Stargell. Besides, there is not much information regarding his family background. However, it is known that he later moved to Florida with his aunt after his parents divorced.

Willie Stargell SOURCE: YouTube

Apart from that, he holds American nationality and was of white ethnicity. Likewise, he attended Encinal High School, where his baseball teammates included future MLB players Tommy Harper and Curt Motton.

Willie Stargell Professional Career

Willie Stargell made his MLB debut at the end of the 1962 season at the age of 22. His 1963 rookie season was lackluster, but he enjoyed much more success the following season, his first as an everyday player.

Stargell began and ended the season as the Pirates' everyday left-fielder, but spent extended periods playing first base as well. Besides, Stargell enjoyed another fine season in 1970, batting .264 with 31 home runs and 85 RBIs and finishing 15th in MVP voting.

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