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Dodgers legend Maury Wills dies aged 89


Los Angeles Dodgers Legendary Maury Wills passed away on Monday night at the age of 89, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Dodgers shared a photo of Wills and said they were saddened by the legend’s passing.

Wills played 14 seasons in the MLB from 1959-72. He played 12 seasons with the Dodgers, one season with Montreal and two seasons with the Pirates.

The nearly 5 foot 11 year old runner is known for his defense and speed. He led the league in steals six times during his career, including in 1962, when he stole 104 bases. Wills won the NL MVP that year along with the second Golden Glove he received in his career.

Wills has won the All-Star 5 times, 2 times the Golden Glove award and 1 time the NL MVP. He won three World Series with the Dodgers and beat .367 in a 1965 World Series win over the Twins.

Wills continued to work well with the Dodgers after his retirement. He helped teach during spring training and even mentored the Dodgers’ current manager, Dave Roberts.





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