Dodger Legend, Former MVP, Passes Away

He played 14 years in the big leagues, all but two with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and was the first player in the modern era to steal 100 bases in a season. The Dodgers today bid a fond farewell to former MVP Maury Wills, who passed away at the age of 89.

Wills was known for his blazing speed, having stolen 586 bases in his career, including insane major league-leading totals of 104 in 1962, and 94 in 1965. Wills was a seven-time All-Star, an MVP (1962), two-time Gold Glove Award winner at shortstop, and three-time World Series champ with the Dodgers (1959, 1963, 1965).

His 586 thefts place him 20th on the all-time list. He led the National League in SBs from 1960-1965. He finished his career with a .281 average and a .330 on-base percentage.

RIP Maury Wills.