Maurice Morning Wills, October 2, 1932, was an American former professional baseball player and manager.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) primarily for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1959 through 1966 and the latter part of 1969 through 1972 as a shortstop and switch-hitter; he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1967 and 1968, and the Montreal Expos the first part of 1969.
Wills was an essential component of the Dodgers’ championship teams in the mid-1960s and is credited for reviving the stolen base as part of baseball strategy.
Wills was the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1962, stealing a record 104 bases to break the old modern era mark of 96, set by Ty Cobb in 1915.
He was an All-Star for five seasons and seven All-Star Games, and was the first MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player in 1962.
He also won Gold Gloves in 1961 and 1962. In a fourteen-year career, Wills batted .281 with 20 home runs, 458 runs batted in, 2,134 hits, 1,067 runs, 177 doubles, 71 triples, 586 stolen bases and 552 bases on balls in 1,942 games.
Since 2009, Wills is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization serving as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau.
Maury Wills has married twice, he married Gertrude Elliot on October 20, 1950, and divorced on March 17, 1971.
Maury Wills is currently married to Carla Wills.
Maury Wills Wife: Who is Carla Wills?
Carla Wills was the wife of Maury Wills after divorcing Gertrude Elliot on March 17, 1971.
The couple got married on December 15, 2014, and they’ve been together until Maury’s sudden demise.
However, little is known about the life of Carla.