Baseball manager and player Maurice Morning Wills, also known as Maury Wills, was an American. From 1959 until 1966, he primarily played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball. On October 2, 1932, he was born in Washington, D.C., in the United States. On September 19, 2022, he passed away.
He played in five seasons and seven All-Star Games prior to his passing. In 1962, he won the Most Valuable Player award at the first MLB All-Star Game. He was also the 1961 and 1962 Gold Glove winner. With 20 home runs, 458 runs batted in, 2,134 hits, 1,067 runs, 177 doubles, 71 triples, 586 stolen bases, and 552 bases on balls in 1,942 games over the course of a fourteen-year career, Wills batted.281.
He worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau from 2009 until his passing in 2022. He originally appeared as a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Golden Era Committee election ballot in 2014 for consideration for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2015, which required twelve votes.
Wills was three votes short of being elected. Every other contender on the ballot also came up short of winning. He appeared on the Golden Days Era ballot once again in 2022, but he did not obtain enough votes to be inducted.
Who is Maury Wills’ Bump Wills?
Elliott Taylor “Bump” Wills is the son of the late Maury Mills. He is also a former baseball player. He played second base for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs in the major leagues. Wills spent the 1982 season with the Chicago Cubs before moving to Japan for the 1983–1984 seasons before calling it a career. His batting average over the course of his MLB career was.266 with 36 home runs and 302 RBI.