Time to go and give former base-stealing master Maury Wills a “missing” career-capping 1973 card:
Will closed out an excellent 14-year career, appearing in 71 games for
the Los Angeles Dodgers, batting .129 with 17 hits over 132 at-bats with
16 runs scored.
It was a sharp drop-off for the shortstop since he had a very productive
season the year before, batting .281 with 73 runs scored and 15 stolen
bases along with 169 hits as a 38-year-old.
Of course the pinnacle of his career is the 1962 season where he took
home the National league MVP Award after setting the new single-season
stolen base record with 104 while collecting 208 hits and 130 runs
scored for the Dodgers.
This was right in the middle of a six-year run of leading the league in
stolen bases, while also appearing in five all-star games and taking
home a couple of Gold Glove Awards.
Overall he retired with a .281 batting average based on 2134 hits in
7588 at-bats with 586 stolen bases and 1067 runs scored in 1942 games.