Okay, schwarze's theme inspired this one. I, too, will turn 50 this year. I have a brother who is 7 years older than I, and I looked up to him a great deal when I was growing up. His favorite player Was Willie McCovey. I must have known a little about baseball before 1971, because I knew his favorite, but the first time I remember really getting into it was the 1971 World Series. During that Series I chose a favorite player of my own -- Willie Stargell -- in all honesty it was almost certainly because his first name was "Willie". So...
50 Years of All-Star Outfielders Named Willie
First Name: Willie
Pos: OF (Min Games 20; include secondary positions*)
29 Player Seasons (*including secondary grabs one more Stargell season!)