Maury Wills

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Maury Wills
Photo Credit: lonepine
Age: 83
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary

Maurice Morning "Maury" Wills (born October 2, 1932) is a former American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) primarily for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1959 through 1966 and the latter part of 1969 through 1972 as a shortstop and switch-hitter; he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967 and 1968, and the Montreal Expos the first part of 1969. Wills 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. Wikipedia

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Maury Wills is a member of the following lists: Living people, Major League Baseball announcers, 1932 births, African-American baseball players, Gold Glove Award winners, National League All-Stars, Pittsburgh Pirates players, Los Angeles Dodgers players, Major League Baseball shortstops and Montreal Expos players.

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MLB Batting Statistics

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1959 LAD 83 242 27 63 5 2 0 7 7 13 27 0.260 0.298 0.298
1960 LAD 148 516 75 152 15 2 0 27 50 35 47 0.295 0.342 0.331
1961 LAD 148 613 105 173 12 10 1 31 35 59 50 0.282 0.346 0.339
1962 LAD 165 695 130 208 13 10 6 48 104 51 57 0.299 0.347 0.373
1963 LAD 134 527 83 159 19 3 0 34 40 44 48 0.302 0.355 0.349
1964 LAD 158 630 81 173 15 5 2 34 53 41 73 0.275 0.318 0.324
1965 LAD 158 650 92 186 14 7 0 33 94 40 64 0.286 0.330 0.329
1966 LAD 143 594 60 162 14 2 1 39 38 34 60 0.273 0.314 0.308
1967 PIT 149 616 92 186 12 9 3 45 29 31 44 0.302 0.334 0.365
1968 PIT 153 627 76 174 12 6 0 31 52 45 57 0.278 0.326 0.316
1969 LAD 104 434 57 129 7 8 4 39 25 39 40 0.297 0.356 0.378
1969 MON 47 189 23 42 3 0 0 8 15 20 21 0.222 0.295 0.238
1970 LAD 132 522 77 141 19 3 0 34 28 50 34 0.270 0.333 0.318
1971 LAD 149 601 73 169 14 3 3 44 15 40 44 0.281 0.323 0.329
1972 LAD 71 132 16 17 3 1 0 4 1 10 18 0.129 0.190 0.167
Career 1942 7588 1067 2134 177 71 20 458 586 552 684 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1959 LAD 83 70 635 121 220 12 39 0.966
1960 LAD 148 141 1,219 260 431 40 78 0.945
1961 LAD 148 146 1,305 253 428 29 104 0.959
1962 LAD 165 164 1,444 295 493 36 86 0.956
1963 LAD 134 131 1,143 197 381 26 54 0.957
1964 LAD 158 151 1,344 275 428 27 77 0.963
1965 LAD 158 154 1,392 267 535 25 89 0.970
1966 LAD 143 141 1,251 231 460 23 80 0.968
1967 PIT 149 143 1,263 102 346 24 32 0.949
1968 PIT 153 149 1,337 115 308 18 32 0.959
1969 LAD 104 103 917 168 357 17 61 0.969
1969 MON 47 46 404 72 139 11 31 0.950
1970 LAD 132 124 1,082 171 397 24 58 0.959
1971 LAD 149 139 1,224 220 486 17 87 0.976
1972 LAD 71 30 318 39 103 2 20 0.986
Career 1942 1832 - 2786 5512 331 928 -

Filmography

42 Credits »
1993 The Sandlot Coach
1979 USA Thursday Game of the Week -
1973 The Black 6 Coach Edwards
1973 Adam's Rib Coach
1965 Get Smart Roberts

Quotes

5 Quotes »

He's without a doubt the No. 1 male in my life, ... I was a longtime minor leaguer going nowhere. I could do a lot of things like run, throw and field, but I was afraid of the curveball. ... He made me a switch-hitter.

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