Tonight we asked…
#134PiratesTrivia Which player has the most sacrifice flies in team history?—
Section 134 (@section134blog) May 31, 2012
…and the answer to tonight’s #134PiratesTrivia is…
Willie “Pops” Stargell
Stargell had a total of 75 sacrifice flies in his 21 seasons as Pirate. Pops is also the leader in many other offensive categories, including home runs (475), RBIs (1540), and intentional walks (227). The hall of famer is one of the most popular players in Pirates history, and was a key part of two World Series champion teams, including the “Family” in 1979.
Pirates sac-fly leaders:
Willie Stargell – 75
Bill Mazeroski – 70
Roberto Clemente – 66
Al Oliver – 62
Andy Van Slyke – 50
Stats from FanGraphs.com
Congratulations to tonight’s winners: @AJBurghnett, @cocktailsfor2, @Ned_Flanderz, and @BurgFaninNJ.
A few people guessed Bobby Bonilla, who had 47 sacrifice flies with the Pirates, and holds the franchise single season record.
Thanks to all who participated, and tune in next time for another edition of #134PiratesTrivia.