Los Angeles Dodgers legend and seven-time All-Star shortstop Maury Wills died Monday night at his Arizona home. He was 89.
The Dodgers confirmed his death in a Twitter post.
No cause of death was given.
Wills was known for his ability to steal bases, becoming the first modern player to steal 100 bases in one season. He annually officiated the National League in stolen bases from 1960 to 1965.
Wills was the 1962 National League MVP. He stole 104 bases that year, surpassing the previous mark of 96 set by Ty Cobb in 1915.
He won the Gold Glove in 1961 and 1962. Wills also played third base and appeared in the hot corner in 364 games.
In 1,942 games, Wills accumulated 2,134 career hits and 586 stolen bases and finished 14 MLB seasons with a .281 batting average, most of them with the Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72). He also had stints in Pittsburgh (1967-68) and Montreal (1969).
Wills was a three-time World Series champion with the Dodgers in 1959, 1963 and 1965 and also won an NL pennant in 1966.
Wills had a brief stint as manager, going 26-56 with the Seattle Mariners in parts of the 1980 and 1981 season.
Wills’ son, Bump Wills, played six major league seasons with the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. He had 196 stolen bases for his career.
Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts wears the #30 in honor of Wills.