Willie made the decision years before his death that he wanted these items left to me because I know that he trusted me to do what was in the best interests of both a game that he loved, the Pirates organization and its fans that he honored and respected, she said in the statement, via The Associated Press.
Stargell, a beloved figure in Pittsburgh who became known as Pops late in his career, died April 9, 2001, at age 61 following a stroke.
However, while that is an important thing to watch Friday night, it’s also important to note that the Blue Jays will be getting back two of their best players just in time for one of their most hated opponents on their schedule.
Jays manager John Gibbons told MLB Network Radio on Friday that both Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson will be coming off the disabled list just in time for the first match-up between the two teams since they faced off in the ALDS last season.
It’s been a long time coming, to be honest with you, Gibbons said, and like I said earlier, the other guys that have stepped in have really done a great job, but if we’re going to do anything, we need [Donaldson and Tulowitzki] to be good.
It’s worth noting, too, that John, Paul, George and Ringo didn’t stop there. After Sgt. Pepper’s, they churned out The White Album (1968), Yellow Submarine (1969), Abbey Road (1969) and Let it Be (1970), incredible albums that solidified their place as the best of all time.