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Maury Wills

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Baseball Player

The Resume

Why he might be annoying:

    His minor league career was undistinguished.
    His managerial stint was a disaster.
    He was suspended two games for ordering the groundskeepers to draw the batters' boxes a foot too long, presumably so his players could get to curveballs before they broke (1981).
    He became addicted to cocaine.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was the first major league player to steal 100 bases in a season (104 in 1962).
    HIs speed revolutionized the game, with Sandy Koufax saying, 'Before Maury, it was just a bunch of slow white guys playing.'
    In a fan poll, he was named the most exciting player in Dodger Stadium history (2002).

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 89 Votes: 49.44% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 70 Votes: 54.29% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 79 Votes: 62.03% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 61.29% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 45 Votes: 51.11% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 45 Votes: 60.0% Annoying