Maury Wills is a former baseball player and manager. He was born on October 2, 1932 in Washington, D.C. in the United States. He is said to have died in his home on Monday, September 19, 2022. He played football, basketball, and baseball while attending Cardozo Senior High School. He started playing semi-pro baseball at the age of 14. In all three of his sports in his sophomore, junior, and senior years, he was awarded an All-City performer. In 1950, he earned his Cardozo degree.
After graduating from high school in 1950, he signed with the then-Brooklyn Dodgers. He quickly moved up to the main leagues from the lesser leagues. For the Dodgers, he participated in 83 games. He participated in all six games of the 1959 World Series, going 5-for-20 with one stolen base and two runs in the Dodgers’ victory. On October 4, 1972, for the Los Angeles Dodgers, he made his final MLB appearance.
From 1959 to 1966 and from the latter part of 1969 to 1972, he primarily played shortstop and switch-hitting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball. He also spent time with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967 and 1968, and the Montreal Expos for the first half of 1969. Following his retirement, he worked for NBC from 1973 through 1977 as a baseball analyst.
Over the course of four seasons, he also served as manager for the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League, a winter league, where they won the league championship in 1970–1971. Up until 2017, he worked as a RedHawks color analyst on KNFL
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