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Maury Wills's Biography

Maurice Morning "Maury" Wills (born October 2, 1932) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959–66, 1969–72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967–68) and Montreal Expos (1969). He was an essential component of the Dodgers' championship teams in the mid-1960s, and is credited for reviving the stolen base as part of baseball strategy.

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  • John Lowe: 1965 National League All-Star team was tops

      News Source: Ledger-Enquirer | 18 days ago
    This week, the Minnesota Twins are hosting the All-Star Game for the third time. The first time they did, in 1965, the National League squad represented quite possibly the most talented team in baseball history. That '65 NL team had Cubs outfielder
  • Late rally by Dodgers falls short in 8-7 loss

      News Source: Merced Sun-Star | 26 days ago
    Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau pursues but misses the catch of a pop foul off the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Saturday, July 5, 2014. The big bats in the Los Angeles
  • RIP Don Zimmer. Here's my piece on him from Yankee days

      News Source: Star Tribune | 1 month ago
    Here's the piece, from his days as the Yankees bench coach: ------ Kansas City His is the face of baseball, symmetrically seamed and smooth. His has been a life of baseball, a Forrest Gumpian romp through the game's history, his mementos ranging from

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  • Cards That Never Were: 1965 Topps National League ERA ...

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    Like Maury Wills, Chris Short made his Major League debut in 1959 and also like Wills, short had his 1st Topps card in 1967. From '59-'67 Maury Wills was playing in World Series, winning the NL MVP and setting stolen base records and was 
  • Sunday Notes: The Meaning of Luke Scott, Tigers, Dodgers-...

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    Maury Wills had squared around to bunt, then reached back at the last minute and nicked Tom Haller's glove. That angered the Giants, because the umpire called catcher's interference. So Matty Alou tried to do the same thing, and while he 
  • Studious Metsimus: The Best On The Worst: Ron Hunt

      Blog Source: | 5 months ago
    Hunt's bunt was immediately followed by Maury Wills' single, which plated McCarver with the winning run in the Senior Circuit's 2-1 victory. As important as Hunt's sacrifice was to the National League's victory in the 1966 All-

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