LA Dodgers legend Maury Wills dies aged 89 as tributes paid to seven-time All-Star

LEGENDARY MLB star Maury Wills has passed away at the age of 89.

The former LA Dodgers shortstop was renowned for leading the base-stealing revolution of the 1960s.

Wills enjoyed a thirteen-year career in the MLB


Wills enjoyed a thirteen-year career in the MLBCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Wills spent seven years in the minor leagues before getting his MLB break in 1959.

Wills was named MVP in 1962 and was a seven-time All-Star, winning three World Series with the Dodgers.

In total, he spent ten seasons in Los Angeles over two stints after spells with Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos.

After retiring in 1972, he went into management and had a short stint with Seattle Mariners.

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A short Dodgers statement read: ‘The Los Angeles Dodgers are saddened by the passing of Dodger legend Maury Wills.

“Our thoughts are with Wills’ family, teammates and friends.”

As yet, no cause of death has been disclosed but it has been reported Wills passed away Monday night at his home in Sedona, Arizona. 

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