Greatest moments in Dodger history, No. 10: Maury Wills sets stolen base record

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No. 10: Maury Wills sets the stolen base record (9,062 points)

Maury Wills should be in the Hall of Fame.

Wills came up to the Dodgers in 1959 and stole seven bases in 83 games. In 1960 he led the league with 50 and led again in 1961 with 35. Good, but not earth-shattering numbers, and well below the record of 96 set by Ty Cobb in 1915.


And then, in 1962, Wills stole the spotlight.

He stole five bases in the first two games of the season, giving the league fair notice that he was planning to run with abandon. He stole eight bases in April, 19 in May, 15 in June, nine in July and 22 in August. But in September he really turned it on.

In a game against the Cubs in Chicago, he stole second, but the Cubs protested to umpire Jocko Conlan, saying he…

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