Dodgers News: Maury Wills To Be Given Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Dodger great Maury Wills will be honored at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation’s “In The Spirit of the Game” annual event with a lifetime achievement award this Saturday. The event will take place in Beverly Hills.
The 1962 National League Most Valuable Player is now 83 years old. His 586 stolen bases rank 20th on the career list, and his 490 as a member of the Dodgers still ranks first in franchise history.
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Wills will be presented the award by Dodgers president Stan Kasten. Among the others to be given awards that night will be Mets manager Terry Collins, former Dodgers international scouting director Bob Engle, and former National League president Bill White.
Handing out some of the awards will be former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, a couple names that fans will recognize.
This is the 13th year that the “In The Spirit of the Game” event will be held. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on MLB Network on February 12th at 7 PM.
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I have a fond recollection of Maury Wills. That 1962 season I remember well. Every day they had updates on him chasing Ty Cobbs record. It was some what like the year before when Mantle and Maris chased the Babe. I took # 30 because of him. He and the batting and RBI champ Tommy Davis could have both won MVP if they had such great seasons in separate years. HOF next. Had not Sandy Koufax missed half the year, we would have won back to back World Series.