Maury Wills

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Maurice Morning Wills (born October 2, 1932) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. The switch-hitter is best remembered for his years with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959–1966, 1969–1972), but he also played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967–1968) 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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Filmography

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Acting Credits

1993
Coach

1979
USA Thursday Game of the Week
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1973
Coach Edwards

1973
Adam's Rib (TV Show)
Coach

1965
Get Smart (TV Show)
Roberts

Self

2009
Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie
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2009
Prime 9 (TV Show)
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2004
ESPN 25: Who's #1? (TV Show)
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2000
When It Was a Game 3 (TV Show)
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1999
ESPN SportsCentury (TV Show)
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1985
Greats of the Game (TV Show)
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1977
1977 American League Championship Series (TV Movie)
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1974
Lucas Tanner (TV Show)
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1974
Shazam! (TV Show)
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1973
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1973
1973 American League Championship Series (TV Movie)
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1966
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1966
1966 World Series (TV Show)
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1965
Hank (TV Show)
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1965
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1965
1965 World Series (TV Show)
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1964
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1963
Here's Edie (TV Show)
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1963
1963 World Series (TV Show)
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1950
What's My Line? (TV Show)
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1948
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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.


I heard all the black people buzzing about this man in Brooklyn named Jackie Robinson. I asked who he was and they told me. Right then, I said, 'I want to play for the Dodgers someday.' That was my childhood dream.


I had given up my dream of going to be with the Dodgers ... I just wanted to be the best I could be as a minor leaguer. (Bragan) restored my drive, my passion, my dream to go to the big leagues, and I've loved him every since.


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Magazine issues featuring Maury Wills on the cover.
  • Maury Wills - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (27 September 1971)
  • Maury Wills - Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover [United States] (12 July 1965)
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (17 April 1967)

Dating History

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Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Maury Wills.
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 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Maury Wills.
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 -




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