Maury Wills

Maurice Morning Wills (born October 2, 1932) is an American former professional baseball player and manager.wikipedia
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Stolen base

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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.
However, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, base-stealing was brought back to prominence primarily by Luis Aparicio and Maury Wills, who broke Cobb's modern single-season record by stealing 104 bases in 1962.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award

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He was an All-Star for five seasons and seven All-Star Games, and was the first MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in 1962.

Ty Cobb

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Wills was the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1962, stealing a record 104 bases to break the old modern era mark of 96, set by Ty Cobb in 1915.
In 1915, Cobb set the single-season record for stolen bases with 96, which stood until Dodger Maury Wills broke it in 1962.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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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.

Barry Larkin

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Not until Barry Larkin in would another shortstop win a National League Most Valuable Player Award.
In 1995, Larkin was sixth in batting (.319) and second in stolen bases (51) to win the National League's MVP award, the first by a shortstop since Maury Wills in 1962.

1966 World Series

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In the 1966 World Series, he went 1-for-13 with one stolen base on a .077 batting average as the Dodgers were swept in four games.
In the bottom half of the frame, Dave McNally walked Dodger leadoff man Maury Wills, who subsequently stole second.

1959 World Series

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In the 1959 World Series, he played in each of the six games, hitting 5-for-20 with one stolen base and two runs in the Dodger victory.
The Dodgers got that run back in the bottom half when Maury Wills hit a leadoff single off of Gerry Staley and scored on Charlie Neal's double.

Shortstop

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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.

Gene Michael

Following the 1966 season, in which he dropped to 38 stolen bases and was caught stealing 24 times, the Dodgers traded Wills to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Bob Bailey and Gene Michael.
The following year, the Pirates traded Michael to the Los Angeles Dodgers with Bob Bailey for Maury Wills.

Vince Coleman

His 104 steals remained a Major League record for switch-hitters until 1985, when Vince Coleman eclipsed the mark with 110.
The other players to accomplish this feat are Henderson, Luis Aparicio, and Maury Wills.

Naranjeros de Hermosillo

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He also managed in the Mexican Pacific League—a winter league—for four seasons, during which time he led the Naranjeros de Hermosillo to the 1970–71 season league championship.

1965 World Series

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In the 1965 World Series, he played in all seven games and went 11-for-30 with three runs and three stolen bases in a hard-fought Dodger victory, his third and last World Series title.
The Dodgers had scored their runs on a Ron Fairly homer and a Maury Wills bunt single that scored Lefebvre.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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He was an All-Star for five seasons and seven All-Star Games, and was the first MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in 1962.

Bob Bailey (baseball)

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Following the 1966 season, in which he dropped to 38 stolen bases and was caught stealing 24 times, the Dodgers traded Wills to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Bob Bailey and Gene Michael.
After the 1966 season, the Pirates traded Bailey and Gene Michael to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Maury Wills.

Ron Fairly

On June 11, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Manny Mota to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich.
On June 11, Los Angeles traded Fairly and Paul Popovich to the Montreal Expos for Manny Mota and Maury Wills.

Major League Baseball on NBC

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After retiring, Wills spent time as a baseball analyst at NBC from 1973 through 1977.
Jim Simpson and Maury Wills called the secondary backup games.

Rawlings Gold Glove Award

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He also won Gold Gloves in 1961 and 1962.

Manny Mota

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On June 11, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Manny Mota to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich.
On June 11, 1969 Mota was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with Maury Wills) for Ron Fairly and Paul Popovich.

Golden Era Committee

In 2014, Wills appeared for the first time as a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Era Committee election ballot for possible Hall of Fame consideration in 2015 which required 12 votes.

Hickok Belt

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After receiving the Hickok Belt in 1962, Wills was determined by the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for having deficiencies in reported income and awards deductions.

1961 in baseball

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Wills' 97th stolen base had occurred after his team had played its 154th game; as a result, Commissioner Ford Frick ruled that Wills' 104-steal season and Cobb's 96-steal season of 1915 were separate records, just as he had the year before (the American League had also increased its number of games played per team to 162) after Roger Maris had broken Babe Ruth's single season home run record.

Newman Outdoor Field

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The Maury Wills Museum is in Fargo, North Dakota at Newman Outdoor Field, home of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
The stadium contains the Maury Wills Museum in honor of the former Major League Baseball player who worked for the RedHawks as a coach and a radio analyst.

1966 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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Pete Richert, pitching the bottom of the 10th, surrendered a base hit to Tim McCarver, a sacrifice bunt by Ron Hunt and a walk-off single to center by Maury Wills.

Lou Brock

Both stolen base records would be broken in 1974 by Lou Brock's 118 steals; Brock had broken Cobb's stolen base record by stealing his 97th base before his St. Louis Cardinals had completed their 154th game.
In 1966, Brock ended Maury Wills' six-year reign as the National League's stolen base champion with 74 steals.