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Maury Wills

Maurice Morning Wills

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC
High School: Cardozo HS (Washington, DC)
Signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1951. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 6, 1959 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): Dodgers/Pirates/Expos 1959-1972
Agents: John Boggs [*]
Final Game: October 4, 1972 (Age 40)
Relatives: Father of Bump Wills
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1959 LAD NL 26 SS 82 70 57 635.0 353 121 220 12 39 .966 1 2 4.83 4.16 .966 5.11 5.06
1960 LAD NL 27 SS 145 141 119 1219.1 731 260 431 40 78 .945 -2 -1 5.10 4.77 .960 4.81 4.80 MVP-17
1961 LAD NL 28 SS 148 146 144 1305.1 710 253 428 29 104 .959 -3 -2 4.70 4.60 .959 4.92 4.87 AS,MVP-9,GG
1962 LAD NL 29 SS 165 164 152 1444.1 824 295 493 36 86 .956 -2 -2 4.91 4.78 .963 5.05 5.01 AS,MVP-1,GG
1963 LAD NL 30 SS 109 104 82 895.1 514 171 322 21 47 .959 -6 -8 4.96 4.52 .961 4.83 4.82 AS,MVP-17
1963 LAD NL 30 3B 33 27 22 248.0 90 26 59 5 7 .944 -0 -2 3.08 2.58 .941 2.93 2.92 AS,MVP-17
1964 LAD NL 31 SS 149 147 138 1311.2 722 273 422 27 77 .963 -4 -4 4.77 4.66 .963 5.03 5.00
1964 LAD NL 31 3B 6 4 3 32.1 8 2 6 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.23 1.33 .941 2.92 2.92
1965 LAD NL 32 SS 155 154 150 1392.0 827 267 535 25 89 .970 11 9 5.19 5.17 .964 4.92 4.93 AS,MVP-3
1966 LAD NL 33 SS 139 137 130 1221.0 703 227 453 23 79 .967 5 5 5.01 4.89 .964 4.96 4.96 AS,MVP-21
1966 LAD NL 33 3B 4 4 2 30.0 11 4 7 0 1 1.000 -1 -52 3.30 2.75 .954 3.03 3.05 AS,MVP-21
1967 PIT NL 34 3B 144 142 131 1240.1 465 98 343 24 31 .948 1 1 3.20 3.06 .950 2.96 2.96
1967 PIT NL 34 SS 2 1 1 23.0 7 4 3 0 1 1.000 -1 -63 2.74 3.50 .963 5.01 5.00
1968 PIT NL 35 3B 141 140 128 1248.0 398 105 276 17 27 .957 -1 -1 2.75 2.70 .954 2.93 2.94
1968 PIT NL 35 SS 10 9 9 88.1 43 10 32 1 5 .977 -2 -23 4.28 4.20 .962 4.98 5.00
1969 TOT NL 36 SS 150 149 142 1319.1 764 240 496 28 92 .963 3 2 5.02 4.91 .963 4.93 4.90 MVP-11
1969 MON NL 36 SS 46 46 44 402.1 222 72 139 11 31 .950 -3 -9 4.72 4.59 .963 4.93 4.90
1969 MON NL 36 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20 MVP-11
1969 LAD NL 36 SS 104 103 98 917.0 542 168 357 17 61 .969 6 7 5.15 5.05 .963 4.93 4.90
1970 LAD NL 37 SS 126 124 108 1076.1 591 171 396 24 58 .959 0 0 4.74 4.50 .965 5.05 5.04
1970 LAD NL 37 3B 4 0 0 5.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 -0 -42 1.59 0.25 .940 2.86 2.90
1971 LAD NL 38 SS 144 139 118 1218.2 720 220 484 16 86 .978 2 2 5.20 4.89 .968 5.14 5.13 MVP-6
1971 LAD NL 38 3B 4 0 0 6.0 3 0 2 1 1 .667 -2 -320 3.00 0.50 .950 2.85 2.80 MVP-6
1972 LAD NL 39 SS 31 27 23 250.0 129 38 89 2 18 .984 2 9 4.57 4.10 .967 5.04 5.06
1972 LAD NL 39 3B 26 3 0 68.2 15 1 14 0 2 1.000 -0 -5 1.97 0.58 .945 2.87 2.88
14 Seasons SS 1555 1512 1373 13399.2 7638 2550 4804 284 859 .963 4 0 4.94 4.73 .963 4.98 4.96
8 Seasons 3B 362 320 286 2879.0 991 236 708 47 69 .953 -4 -1 2.95 2.61 .951 2.94 2.94
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 -120 0.00 0.00 5.40 5.20
14 Seasons TOT 1918 1832 1659 16280.2 8629 2786 5512 331 928 .962 0 0 4.59 4.33 .962 4.62 4.58
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
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Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1959 LAD NL 26 SS 1 2 1 6 -5 0
1960 LAD NL 27 SS -2 -1 -2 -7 5 0
1961 LAD NL 28 SS -3 -2 -3 2 -5 0
1962 LAD NL 29 SS -2 -2 -0 3 -4 -2
1963 LAD NL 30 SS -6 -8 -3 1 -4 -3
1963 LAD NL 30 3B -0 -2 -0 0 -1 0
1964 LAD NL 31 SS -4 -4 -2 -3 1 -2
1964 LAD NL 31 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 LAD NL 32 SS 11 9 13 10 3 -2
1966 LAD NL 33 SS 5 5 6 3 3 -1
1966 LAD NL 33 3B -1 -52 -1 0 -1 0
1967 PIT NL 34 3B 1 1 3 1 2 -2
1967 PIT NL 34 SS -1 -63 -1 -1 -0 0
1968 PIT NL 35 3B -1 -1 -2 -0 -2 1
1968 PIT NL 35 SS -2 -23 -2 -1 -0 0
1969 MON NL 36 SS -3 -9 -3 -1 -2 0
1969 MON NL 36 2B -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0
1969 LAD NL 36 SS 6 7 6 4 1 0
1970 LAD NL 37 SS 0 0 2 -1 3 -2
1970 LAD NL 37 3B -0 -42 -0 0 -0 0
1971 LAD NL 38 SS 2 2 3 7 -4 -1
1971 LAD NL 38 3B -2 -320 -2 -2 -0 0
1972 LAD NL 39 SS 2 9 1 1 -0 1
1972 LAD NL 39 3B -0 -5 -0 0 -0 0
14 Seasons SS 4 0 16 22 -7 -12
8 Seasons 3B -4 -1 -3 -0 -2 -1
1 Season 2B -0 -120 -0 0 -0 0
14 Seasons TOT 0 0 13 22 -9 -13
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1959 LAD NL 26 83 70 83 82 0 0 0 0 0 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
1960 LAD NL 27 148 141 148 145 0 0 0 0 0 145 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1961 LAD NL 28 148 146 148 148 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1962 LAD NL 29 165 164 165 165 0 0 0 0 0 165 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 LAD NL 30 134 131 134 134 0 0 0 0 33 109 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 LAD NL 31 158 151 158 154 0 0 0 0 6 149 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
1965 LAD NL 32 158 154 158 155 0 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1966 LAD NL 33 143 141 143 142 0 0 0 0 4 139 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1967 PIT NL 34 149 143 149 144 0 0 0 0 143 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1968 PIT NL 35 153 149 153 150 0 0 0 0 141 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
1969 LAD NL 36 104 103 104 104 0 0 0 0 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1969 MON NL 36 47 46 47 47 0 0 0 1 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1970 LAD NL 37 132 124 132 128 0 0 0 0 5 126 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1971 LAD NL 38 149 139 149 145 0 0 0 0 5 144 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1972 LAD NL 39 71 30 71 58 0 0 0 0 27 31 0 0 0 0 0 11 9
14 Seasons 1942 1832 1942 1901 0 0 0 1 364 1555 0 0 0 0 0 42 23
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- SS*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 63 463 163 363 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1959 LAD NL 26 2717 63% 73% 28% 289 91% 1 119 62 48 9 230 169 50 0 5 12 0 8 4 11 39 14 1 10 4 3 36 16 17 2 2 0
1960 LAD NL 27 5130 64% 73% 30% 561 88% 7 254 120 109 25 430 335 73 2 7 40 2 27 11 34 79 21 5 28 7 7 69 26 43 6 2 2
1961 LAD NL 28 5610 67% 74% 29% 551 90% 5 255 116 117 23 425 304 101 2 14 29 4 15 10 21 105 39 16 24 6 4 93 57 35 5 1 3
1962 LAD NL 29 6170 66% 76% 30% 633 90% 10 291 129 125 37 498 362 108 6 15 36 3 21 12 28 89 30 10 27 9 2 80 40 38 7 5 2
1963 LAD NL 30 3717 68% 78% 33% 421 89% 2 169 85 69 15 320 230 72 2 2 21 1 13 7 16 47 17 4 14 4 1 44 21 21 3 2 1
1964 LAD NL 31 5410 68% 77% 30% 583 90% 7 269 131 109 29 425 326 80 3 6 27 1 22 4 21 76 31 15 12 5 6 73 47 23 1 1 0
1965 LAD NL 32 5685 73% 77% 28% 660 91% 4 266 118 113 36 538 428 94 1 6 25 1 24 0 24 89 27 7 31 9 4 81 34 46 7 3 4
1966 LAD NL 33 4955 72% 78% 28% 575 90% 8 226 103 102 21 456 359 83 4 4 23 2 18 3 16 81 30 13 25 6 1 77 43 32 3 0 3
1967 PIT NL 34 105 66% 84% 20% 9 100% 0 3 1 2 0 10 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
1968 PIT NL 35 368 73% 79% 32% 34 85% 1 8 1 7 0 31 22 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0
1969 LAD NL 36 3805 68% 80% 30% 442 93% 6 167 76 69 22 361 259 84 0 6 17 0 13 4 13 61 32 7 11 2 1 53 39 14 7 3 4
1969 MON NL 36 1783 64% 79% 27% 168 91% 5 71 32 30 9 147 104 25 7 5 10 0 8 2 8 31 13 1 9 0 1 27 15 10 4 2 1
1970 LAD NL 37 4577 66% 81% 27% 493 90% 3 168 79 74 15 399 319 67 2 4 24 1 21 2 20 58 21 6 14 5 5 55 27 24 1 1 0
1971 LAD NL 38 5057 71% 81% 29% 596 92% 3 224 104 95 26 482 366 100 2 6 16 0 15 1 11 86 42 7 17 10 3 82 50 31 4 3 1
1972 LAD NL 39 1012 71% 80% 28% 106 93% 0 38 13 21 4 91 73 18 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 18 8 2 5 2 0 17 10 7 1 0 1
14 Seasons 56101 68% 77% 29% 6121 90% 62 2528 1170 1090 271 4843 3664 963 31 82 283 17 206 60 224 865 328 94 230 69 38 793 428 344 51 25 22
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 91%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1963 LAD NL 30 1014 70% 75% 32% 91 86% 1 25 20 3 2 61 45 12 3 2 5 0 5 0 5 7 3 2 5 2 2 0 4 50%
1964 LAD NL 31 137 56% 80% 28% 10 80% 0 2 2 0 0 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0%
1966 LAD NL 33 133 82% 80% 23% 12 58% 0 4 2 0 2 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 PIT NL 34 4999 66% 80% 31% 405 91% 9 93 58 12 23 309 229 63 9 15 22 0 18 4 20 25 18 1 20 4 4 0 14 86%
1968 PIT NL 35 4655 64% 80% 31% 350 91% 1 98 75 10 13 249 206 32 2 10 16 0 13 3 14 22 15 1 20 2 1 1 19 79%
1970 LAD NL 37 24 63% 75% 21% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 LAD NL 38 28 54% 89% 36% 2 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 LAD NL 39 283 77% 83% 29% 17 88% 0 1 1 0 0 14 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 11273 66% 80% 31% 888 90% 11 223 158 25 40 647 499 114 14 27 44 0 37 7 40 57 38 4 47 8 7 1 39 74%
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 89% 63%

Advanced Fielding -- 2B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 643 543 463 43 GB GBs GBr LD LDs LDf
1969 MON NL 36 11 64% 73% 27% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 11 64% 73% 27% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 63% 79% 28% 93%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1978 BBWAA (30.3%)
1979 BBWAA (38.4%)
1980 BBWAA (37.9%)
1981 BBWAA (40.6%)
1982 BBWAA (21.9%)
1983 BBWAA (20.6%)
1984 BBWAA (25.8%)
1985 BBWAA (23.5%)
1986 BBWAA (29.2%)
1987 BBWAA (27.4%)
1988 BBWAA (29.7%)
1989 BBWAA (21.3%)
1990 BBWAA (21.4%)
1991 BBWAA (13.8%)
1992 BBWAA (25.6%)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1960 NL (17, 2%)
1961 NL (9, 16%)
1962 NL (1, 75%)
1963 NL (17, 3%)
1965 NL (3, 59%)
1966 NL (21, 2%)
1969 NL (11, 5%)
1971 NL (6, 22%)
1 MVP
1.84 Career Shares (112th)

Gold Gloves
1961 NL (SS)
1962 NL (SS)
All multiple winners

Assistss c a p y
1960 NL  431 (4th)
1961 NL  428 (5th)
1962 NL  493 (3rd)
1964 NL  428 (5th)
1965 NL  535 (1st)
1966 NL  460 (5th)
1969 NL  496 (3rd)
1971 NL  486 (4th)
Career  5,512 (63rd)

Errors Committeds c a p y
1960 NL  40 (1st)
1961 NL  29 (3rd)
1962 NL  36 (2nd)
1963 NL  26 (5th)
1969 NL  28 (4th)
1970 NL  24 (5th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  144 (3rd)
1968 NL  141 (4th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  98 (5th)
1968 NL  105 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  343 (2nd)
1968 NL  276 (5th)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  24 (4th)
1968 NL  17 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  31 (2nd)
1968 NL  27 (3rd)

Def. Games as SS s c a p y
1960 NL  145 (2nd)
1961 NL  148 (2nd)
1962 NL  165 (1st)
1964 NL  149 (3rd)
1965 NL  155 (1st)
1966 NL  139 (5th)
1969 NL  150 (2nd)
1971 NL  144 (5th)
Career  1,555 (53rd)

Putouts as SS s c a p y
1960 NL  260 (2nd)
1961 NL  253 (2nd)
1962 NL  295 (2nd)
1964 NL  273 (2nd)
1965 NL  267 (2nd)
1966 NL  227 (5th)
1969 NL  240 (4th)
Career  2,550 (70th)

Assists as SS s c a p y
1960 NL  431 (3rd)
1961 NL  428 (3rd)
1962 NL  493 (2nd)
1964 NL  422 (4th)
1965 NL  535 (1st)
1966 NL  453 (4th)
1969 NL  496 (3rd)
1971 NL  484 (4th)
Career  4,804 (52nd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
1960 NL  40 (1st)
1961 NL  29 (2nd)
1962 NL  36 (2nd)
1963 NL  21 (5th)
1964 NL  27 (4th)
1965 NL  25 (4th)
1966 NL  23 (3rd)
1969 NL  28 (3rd)
1970 NL  24 (3rd)
Career  284 (79th)

Double Plays Turned as SS s c a p y
1960 NL  78 (3rd)
1961 NL  104 (3rd)
1962 NL  86 (3rd)
1964 NL  77 (4th)
1965 NL  89 (2nd)
1966 NL  79 (4th)
1969 NL  92 (4th)
Career  859 (56th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
1967 NL  3.20 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  3.06 (3rd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1967 NL  .948 (5th)
1968 NL  .957 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as SS s c a p y
1965 NL  11 (2nd)
1966 NL  5 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
1960 NL  5.10 (1st)
1963 NL  4.96 (4th)
1965 NL  5.19 (4th)
1966 NL  5.01 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
1960 NL  4.77 (4th)
1961 NL  4.60 (5th)
1963 NL  4.52 (4th)
1965 NL  5.17 (1st)
1966 NL  4.89 (4th)
1969 NL  4.91 (5th)

Fielding % as SS s c a p y
1964 NL  .963 (5th)
1965 NL  .970 (3rd)
1966 NL  .967 (4th)
1971 NL  .978 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1970 NL  born 1932-10-02 (8th)
1971 NL  born 1932-10-02 (6th)
1972 NL  born 1932-10-02 (4th)

                                         

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