Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell was a unifying force, bringing together a diverse group of teammates. In fact, the 1979 Pirates were nicknamed “The Family” and adopted the Sister Sledge disco hit “We Are Family” as their unofficial anthem.
“It’s a miracle,” Sister Sledge lead singer Kathy Sledge told People magazine at the time. “We thought the song had made as much noise as it ever would. Then the Pirates came along. It shows how God can act in mysterious ways.”
Stargell is one of four players who will be honored on the Major League Baseball All-Stars stamps to be issued July 20 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. A separate ceremony for the Willie Stargell stamp will take place July 21 in Pittsburgh. Visit The Postal Store to pre-order stamps and philatelic products.
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