Maury Wills Biography

March 24, 2020
First published on:March 24, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Maury Wills

Birth Name Maurice Morning Wills
Birth Place Washington, D.C.
Famous Name Maury Wills
Father Guy O. Wills
Mother Mabel Wills
Net Worth $0.5 Million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Retired MLB Player
Currently Married Yes
Married to Carla Wills
Divorce Angela George
Children Bump Wills

rice Morning Wills widely recognized as Maury Wills is an American retired baseball player and manager. During his playing stint, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959–1966), Pittsburgh Pirates (1967–1968), Montreal Expos (1969), and Los Angeles Dodgers (1969–1972), as well as managed Seattle Mariners (1980–1981).

Washington, D.C. native, Maury Wills, was born on October 2, 1932, under the star sign Libra. The eighty-seven years old holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnic background.

Maury Wills Net Worth & Salary 

As of 2020, Maury has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million. Though his career earnings are still under review, one can assume he made almost $1 million during his playing career. According to the source, the baseball player earned a five-digit figure on average. 

Maury Wills has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million SOURCE: Mill Creek Sports

Besides baseball, Maury was involved in music. Throughout MLB career, he supplemented his salary in the off-season by performing extensively as a vocalist and instrumentalist (on banjo, guitar, and ukelele), occasionally appearing on television and frequently in night clubs.

Maury Wills' Wife Helped To Move Out From Drug

In Will's autobiography, On the Run: The Never Dull and Often Shocking Life of Maury Wills, he claimed to have had a love affair with actress Doris Day. On the contrary, Day denied this in her autobiography Doris Day: Her Own Story, where she mentioned the Dodgers organization probably advanced it for publicity purposes.

Wills was an abuser of alcohol and cocaine until getting clean in 1989. In December 1983, the former baseball player was arrested for cocaine possession after his ex-girlfriend, Judy Aldrich, reported her car had been stolen. During a search of the vehicle, police found a vial allegedly containing .06 grams of cocaine and a water pipe. Later three months, the charge was dropped on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

Further, the Dodgers organization financed for a drug treatment program, however, Wills walked out and continued to use drugs until he fell in Love with Angela George, who encouraged him to begin a vitamin therapy program. The duo got into a relationship and married as well. However, their marital relationship short-lived.

Maury Wills with his wife, Carla Wills SOURCE: getsatisfaction

In 2014, Wills tied the knot with Carla Will, whom he met in 1994.

Maury Wills has a son, Bump Wills, a former MLB star who played for the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. The father and son had a falling out following the publication of Maury's autobiography in 1991, involving a salacious anecdote, but now occasionally speak.

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Family & Education

Maury Wills was born to Mabel Wills and Guy O. Wills, who was a warehouseman at the Navy Yard as well as assistant pastor of the Young Memorial Holiness Church in Southeast Washington. Wills father died in 1996, aged 67, due to kidney infection. 

At Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, Wills first showed up as an All-City pitcher in the local Washington Daily News.

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Career Highlights

  • 7× All-Star in 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, & 1966
  • 3× World Series champion 1959, 1963, in 1965
  • 1962 NL MVP 
  • 2× Gold Glove Award won in 1961 & 1962
  • 6× NL stolen base leader consecutively in 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, & 1965

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