I Get a Kill: Baseball Player Maury Wills @ 89

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I Get a Kill: Baseball Player Maury Wills @ 89

 
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Maury Wills, whose base stealing for the Los Angeles Dodgers helped them win three world titles, died Monday at his family home in Sedona, Arizona, according to the team. Wills was 89.

No cause of death was given.
Wills was part of the Dodgers' World Series-winning teams in his rookie season of 1959 and in 1963 and 1965.
He spent 14 years in the major leagues -- 12 of those seasons with the Dodgers. He was the 1962 National League Most Valuable Player when he led the league with a then-major league record 104 stolen bases, besting Ty Cobb's 1915 season of 96 stolen bases.
The shortstop won two Gold Gloves and was an All-Star seven times.
Wills led the National League in steals in each season from 1960 to 1965, when he stole 94 bases.
Wills also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Montreal Expos and managed the Seattle Mariners for two seasons.
"Our game is lucky to have had someone like Maury Wills," the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association tweeted.
Wills last year was named to the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Golden Area Committee ballot, but was not selected.
 
Maury Wills, former Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop, dead at age 89 - CNN
 
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