According to the Dodgers’ website, the team will be inducting Maury Wills into the ‘Legends of Dodger Baseball’ on May 23 versus the Indians.
In 2019, the team announced it would induct Dodger greats into the Legends of Dodger Baseball in recognition of their impact on the franchise, both on and off the field. Inductees will receive a plaque honoring their Dodger achievements, which will also be on permanent display at Dodger Stadium.
Last season, the Dodgers inducted Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela.
Wills played two stints with the Dodgers during his 14-year career. He played for LA from 1959-1966, and then from 1969-1972. He played in just under 1,600 games, where he racked up 1,732 hits, 150 doubles, 56 triples and 17 home runs. Wills drove in 374 runs, and scored 876 runs.
What Wills was most known for was his speed. During his Dodgers career, he stole 490 bases, which to this date is the most in team history.
He won the National League MVP in 1962, where he stole 104 bases. Additionally, he hit .299 with an on-base percentage of .347. He finished the season with 208 hits, the 10th most in a single season in Dodgers history.
Wills is currently top 10 in Dodgers history in hits (1,732), runs (876) and at bats (6,156).