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Morey Wells, former Dodgers member and MVP of 1962, has died at the age of 89


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Morey Wells, a former MLB player who played for Los Angeles Dodgers For most of his career, he died Monday night at his home in Arizona. He was 89 years old.

The cause of death was not immediately announced.

He played bequests in the major leagues for 14 seasons and managed Seattle Mariners for two more. He played for the Dodgers from 1959 to 1966 and again from 1970 to 1972. He also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos as well.


Former Los Angeles Dodgers Great Maury Wells is shown before Game Two of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals in Los Angeles on October 4, 2014.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

Wills led the National League in stole bases from 1960 to 1965. He won MVP in 1962 when he fought .299 with a tenfold, 104 stole bases and 48 base RBI. He had 208 hits this season as well. His stolen base total broke the Ty Cobb mark.

In addition, Wills was a seven-time All-Star winner, three-time World Championship and two-time Gold Glove winner.

“Morri Wills has been one of the most exciting Dodgers of all time,” team president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. “He changed baseball with his core run and made base loot an important part of the game. He was extremely instrumental in the Dodgers’ success with three world championships.”

Aaron Judge takes off on two home runs to get himself out of the 60s this season

Wales’ management with the Mariners was criticized for being inexperienced. He later admitted that his time in the dugout did not go quite as planned, and perhaps he should have gained more experience as a minor league manager before reaching the major tournaments.

The commandments of credit also Great monument Don Newcombe With his help in the fight against addiction and reassurance in 1989.

“I’m standing here with the man who saved my life,” he said of Newcomb. “He was a conduit for God’s love for me because he chased me all over L.A. trying to help me, and I couldn’t make sense of it. But he persevered, he didn’t give up, and my life is great today because he’s Don Newcomb.”

FILE - Los Angeles Dodgers player Murray Wells was featured on March 27, 1962.

FILE – Los Angeles Dodgers player Murray Wells was featured on March 27, 1962.
(AP Photo)


He is survived by his wife Carla and children Barry, Mickey, Bump, Anita, Susan Quam, and Wendy Jo Wells.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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