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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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      News Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn | 3 days ago
    You know, play a country song backwards and you get your horse back, your truck back, your dog back and, maybe, I'll get Dodger baseball back. So this is how it goes in the berry expensive bidness of baseball. The definition of luxury is not just
  • Spring Training in Arizona

      News Source: Santa Barbara Independent | 1 month ago
    Willie Mays (right) inspired the author's love of the San Francisco Giants. Mays is seen here with (from left) Maury Wills, Milton Berle, and Jimmy Piersall in the television program The Hollywood Palace in 1967...One of my happiest days is Super
  • Kawakami introduced kanri yakyu to game

      News Source: Japan Times | 5 months ago
    First in a three-part series Most foreign fans of baseball in Japan may not know the name Tetsuharu Kawakami, who passed away recently at the age of 93, but perhaps it's time they did. He was a huge cultural icon to many Japanese, particularly those

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

      Blog Source: cardsthatneverwere.blogspot.com | 1 month 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: www.fangraphs.com | 1 month 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: studiousmetsimus.blogspot.com | 1 month 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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