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 Maury Wills

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Original Name
Maurice Morning Wills
Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death
19 Sep 2022 (aged 89)
Sedona, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
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Professional Baseball Player and Manager. He was an undrafted player that played in 1942 games in 14 seasons. In the 1942 games he played in he started in 1832 of them, 1512 at shortstop and 320 at 3 base. During his 14 year career he saw time with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959 to 1966), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-1968), the Montreal Expos (1969) and the Los Angeles Dodgers once again (1969 to 1972). He made his debut in the major's with the Dodgers on June 6, 1959 and retired as a player with them on October 4, 1972. During his career he was voted the National League's first Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1962. He was an All-Star 5 times, played in 7 All-Star games, won the Gold Gloves award twice, lead the National League in stolen bases 6 times and played for the World Series Champions, Los Angeles Dodgers (1959, 1963, 1965). In his career he posted a batting average of .281, had 2134 hits, 20 home runs, 458 RBI's and 586 stolen bases. After retiring from playing he spent time as an NBC analyst from 1973 until 1977. He was also a manager in the Mexican Pacific League for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo championship team and the Seattle Mariners. For a period of roughly two years he was part owner and performer at The Stolen Base night club, also known as Maury Wills' Stolen Base. He is the father of the father of former major leaguer Bump Wills, who played for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs for six seasons. He passed away at his home.

Professional Baseball Player and Manager. He was an undrafted player that played in 1942 games in 14 seasons. In the 1942 games he played in he started in 1832 of them, 1512 at shortstop and 320 at 3 base. During his 14 year career he saw time with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959 to 1966), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-1968), the Montreal Expos (1969) and the Los Angeles Dodgers once again (1969 to 1972). He made his debut in the major's with the Dodgers on June 6, 1959 and retired as a player with them on October 4, 1972. During his career he was voted the National League's first Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1962. He was an All-Star 5 times, played in 7 All-Star games, won the Gold Gloves award twice, lead the National League in stolen bases 6 times and played for the World Series Champions, Los Angeles Dodgers (1959, 1963, 1965). In his career he posted a batting average of .281, had 2134 hits, 20 home runs, 458 RBI's and 586 stolen bases. After retiring from playing he spent time as an NBC analyst from 1973 until 1977. He was also a manager in the Mexican Pacific League for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo championship team and the Seattle Mariners. For a period of roughly two years he was part owner and performer at The Stolen Base night club, also known as Maury Wills' Stolen Base. He is the father of the father of former major leaguer Bump Wills, who played for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs for six seasons. He passed away at his home.

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  • Originally Created by: Alan
  • Added: 20 Sep 2022
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 243699571
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/243699571/maury-wills: accessed ), memorial page for Maury Wills (2 Oct 1932–19 Sep 2022), Find a Grave Memorial ID 243699571; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.