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Recalling Maury Wills and Luis Aparicio

May 26, 2014

The opposing shortstops in the 1959 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox were Maury Wills and Luis Aparicio.

Both men are among the great stolen base kings of all time.

Aparicio led the American League in stolen bases for nine consecutive seasons from 1956-1964.

Wills won six straight National League stolen base titles from 1960-1965.

In the ’59 World Series opener, Jim Gilliam, who would become a great number two (in the lineup) hitter behind Wills, was the Dodgers leadoff hitter.

Aparicio was the White Sox leadoff batter. Nelson Fox, like Gilliam a great second place hitter, batted next for the White Sox.

Aparicio and Wills in 1966

Aparicio and Wills in 1966

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