Former Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills, known for his base-stealing wizardry, dies at 89

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Maury Wills, the speedy Los Angeles Dodgers infielder who revolutionized the art of base-stealing in the 1960s, has died at the age of 89, the team announced Tuesday.

Wills broke Ty Cobb’s record, which had stood for 47 years, when he swiped 104 bases on his way to winning National League MVP honors in 1962.

In all, Wills played 14 seasons in the major leagues, 12 of them with the Dodgers, winning three World Series titles, two Gold Gloves and making seven All-Star appearances. 

But his baserunning skills were his claim to fame. He led the NL in stolen bases for six consecutive seasons from 1960-1965 and finished his career with 586.

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