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Maury WillsTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1959-1972 MLB Years: 1959-1972
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsSS-1555, 3B-363, 2B-1Position when DraftedSS-3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameMaurice Morning Wills
Height5-11Weight170BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 2,1932 [86.071]PlaceWashington,DC
High SchoolCardozo (Washington,DC)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1951 by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Signing ScoutsRex Bowen
MLB DebutJune 6,1959 [26.247]
OrganizationsLAN [12] PIT [2] MON [1] Awards4Awards Voting8-521
TBC Player ID19756Retrosheet IDwillm102MLBAM ID124371
RelationshipsFather of Bump Wills
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Player Notes:   Selected by the Montreal Expos from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1968 NL expansion draft (#21 pick)
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed96Power22Contact89XBH21RBIs28Runs72Hitting81Durability86Team.537Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss26832422763520773132703053.260.298.298.596727258.293.038.107.2635.0410.472.080.000.0011.11
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss271485167515215202750123547332811.295.342.331.67317117559.323.036.178.3036.268.411.340.000.0011.18
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss28148613105173121013135155950113126.282.346.339.68520823687.306.057.186.3138.597.280.850.15613.0013.29
1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss29165695130208131064810413515727417.299.347.373.72025929759.318.074.278.3266.727.511.120.79115.8313.94
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss30134527831591930344019444815303.302.355.349.70418422580.330.047.171.3197.598.281.090.000.0013.84
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss311586308117315523453174173011306.275.318.324.64220422685.306.049.171.2905.9910.661.780.29315.0012.72
1965Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss321586509218614703394314064414226.286.330.329.65921421710.316.043.202.2985.639.011.600.000.0011.29
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss331435946016214213938243460213006.273.314.308.62218317643.302.035.116.2825.299.331.760.16594.0010.49
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit303b341496169218612934529103144112416.302.334.365.69922524664.319.063.144.3154.676.631.420.45205.3312.90
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit303b3515362776174126031522145571111110.278.326.316.64219818685.305.038.159.2966.578.321.270.000.0010.34
1969Montreal ExposNLMLBmon30ss364718923423008156202101103.222.295.238.533453211.249.016.169.2559.489.951.050.000.007.14
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss3610443457129784392515394014124.297.356.378.73416419479.320.081.194.3358.148.351.030.84108.5014.73
1969Totals for NL-NL         151623801711084474021596115227.274.337.335.67220922690.298.061.186.3118.558.841.030.58155.7512.87
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss371325227714119303428135034051210.270.333.318.65116622578.288.048.172.3008.655.880.680.000.0015.60
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss3814960173169143344158404407628.281.323.329.65219820654.296.048.126.2996.126.731.100.46200.3311.83
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30ss-3b397113216173104111018010003.129.190.167.357224152.149.038.114.1736.5811.841.800.000.0023.53
MLB Totals - 14 Season(s)Filter1942758810672134177712045858620855268416119292692.281.330.331.66125132688304.306.050.173.0006.658.241.240.24379.4012.56
Los Angeles Dodgers Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter15936156876173215056173744901714565621495232473.281.331.332.66320452236744.306.051.177.0006.768.331.230.25362.1212.88
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter302124316836024153768131761012235216.290.330.340.670423421349.312.050.152.0005.637.491.330.22414.3311.67
Montreal Expos Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4718923423008156202101103.222.295.238.533453211.249.016.169.0009.489.951.050.000.007.14
Average MLB - Per 162 games1626338917815623849174657110228.281.330.331.66121022693.306.050.173.0006.658.241.240.24379.4012.56

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26SS82--1212201239353341.9664.16------8398.852.6
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27SS145--2604314078731691.9454.77------14898.094.2
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28SS148--25342829104710681.9594.60------148100.096.1
1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29SS165--2954933686824788.9564.78------165100.0100.0
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30SS109--1713222147514493.9594.52------13481.367.3
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan303B33--2659579085.9442.58------13424.620.4
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31SS149--2734222777722695.9634.66------15894.392.0
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan313B6--26--881.0001.33------1583.83.7
1965Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32SS155--2675352589827802.9705.17------15898.195.7
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33SS139--2274532379703680.9674.89------14397.285.8
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan333B4--47-111111.0002.75------1432.82.5
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit343B144--983432431465441.9483.06------14996.688.9
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34SS2--43-1771.0003.50------1491.31.2
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit353B141--1052761727398381.9572.70------15392.287.0
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35SS10--1032154342.9774.20------1536.56.2
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36SS104--1683571761542525.9695.05------104100.064.2
1969Montreal ExposNLMLBmon36SS46--721391131222211.9504.59------4797.928.4
1969Montreal ExposNLMLBmon362B1---------------472.10.6
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37SS126--1713962458591567.9594.50------13295.578.3
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan373B4---1--111.0000.25------1323.02.5
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38SS144--2204841686720704.9784.89------14996.688.9
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan383B4---21132.6670.50------1492.72.5
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan39SS31-2503889218129127.9844.100.51-----7143.720.0
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan393B27-68114-215151.0000.560.22-----7138.017.4
MLB Totals for SS - 14 season(s)-   SS1555-2502550480428485976387354.9634.7329.42-----15550.00.0
MLB Totals for 3B - 8 season(s)-   3B363-682367084769991944.9532.6013.88-----3630.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1959Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan26----82------
1960Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan27----145------
1961Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan28----148------
1962Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan29----165------
1963Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan30----10933-----
1964Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan31----1496-----
1965Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan32----155------
1966Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan33----1394-----
1967Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit34----2144-----
1968Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit35----10141-----
1969Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan36----104------
1969Montreal ExposNLMLBmon36---146------
1970Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan37----1264-----
1971Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan38----1444-----
1972Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan39----3127-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1959Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB26620250001100300000.250.250.250.5005020.294.000.0500.0015.000.000.000.000.00
1963Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB30415120000101300000.133.188.133.3212016.167.000.1336.2518.753.000.000.000.00
1965Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB327303113003301300000.367.387.467.85414331.407.100.2333.239.683.000.000.0027.27
1966Los Angeles DodgersWorld SeriesMLB33413010000103300000.077.250.077.3271016.100.000.30818.7518.751.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs217861930046051200000.244.289.282.57122383.288.038.1796.0214.462.400.000.0015.79

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1980Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea47Manager16259103.36438.07 
1981Seattle MarinersALMLBMLBsea48Manager1094465.40420.06 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [4]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1961National League Gold Glove (Shortstop)1
1962MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player ... National League Gold Glove (Shortstop) ... National League Most Valuable Player3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1972-10-24Released by Dodgers. 
1969-06-11TradeTraded by Expos with Manny Mota to Dodgers for Paul Popovich and Ron Fairly. 
1968-10-14Selected by Expos from Pirates in expansion draft (Pick #21). 
1966-12-01TradeTraded by Dodgers to Pirates for Gene Michael and Bob Bailey. 
1959-04-02Returned to Dodgers. 
1958-10-13Sent to Tigers by Dodgers for future considerations. 
1956-12-03Selected by Reds from Dodgers in the minor league draft. 
1951-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.