|Joined: ||Sun Oct 28th, 2007|
|Count Grog wrote:
'71 and '72 Pirates had Willie Stargell in LF, Clemente in RF and Oliver in CF. Two Hall of Famers around a guy with 2,743 career hits and a .303 lifetime average.
Pirates of the late '60s had Stargell and Clemente with Matty Alou in CF. Alou hit .327 in his five years with the Pirates.
that 71-72 Pirates outfield was the bomb. Much better than in 79 when we won with Dave Parker, Bill Robinson and Omar Moreno, very good but not legendary.
The 71 team was the first team to field a all black team. Danny Murtaugh the manager just said he put the best 9 on the field. No other issue. 71 was also the year that Clemente finally got some respect. Before the series he was widely villified as a surly hypochondriac.