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Dodgers Legend Maury Wills Dies at 89

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Los Angeles Dodgers legend Maury Wills died at the age of 89 on Monday night, the team announced on its official website Tuesday.

Wills' death took place on the 60th anniversary season of the shortstop becoming the first Dodger to win the National League MVP award since the team's move to Los Angeles. The team did not announce a cause of death as of Tuesday.

"This is a tough one for me," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who considered Wills a friend and mentor, while shedding a tear, according to Dodger Insider.

Wills was a member of three of the Dodgers' World Series title teams in 1959, 1963 and 1965 during his first eight MLB seasons (1959-66), which included leading the National League in stolen bases during six consecutive seasons (1960-65), winning two Gold Glove awards and making seven All-Star game appearances.