Maury Wills Baseball Camp
at Moore Park - July 17, 1968
On July 17, 1968, Maury Wills of the Pittsburgh Pirates conducted a baseball clinic at Brookline's Moore Park.
This was a special day for the many local kids who attended the event. Wills spent the afternoon teaching fundamentals and mingling with the many wide-eyed youngsters. Also in attendance were Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph M. Barr, Councilman Richard Caligiuri and Brookline Recreation Director Chuck Senft.
A former MVP and three-time World Series champion with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wills came to Pittsburgh in December 1966 and, during his two seasons with the Pirates, delighted fans with both his skills and dedication to community partnership.
Maury Wills left the Pittsburgh after the 1968 season, but the memories of his trip to Moore Park have lasted a lifetime for those fortunate to have spent a day with one of the legends of baseball.
* Photos provided by Mike Radley and Chuck Senft *
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