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Wills of Dodgers to Perform in Vegas after Season’s End

Aug. 26, 1963 - Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers will sing in Las Vegas after the baseball season ends, it was announced today. He will croon with the Maury Wills Singers for three weeks, Nov. 12 through Dec. 2. He and his professional accompanists will sing and play banjos and guitars for about 15 minutes during the show featuring singer-dancer Jane Powell at the Sahara Las Vegas hotel and casino. Maury, major league baseball’s most valuable player of the 1962 season, during which he broke Ty Cobb’s single-season stolen base record, is also well-known for his talent playing the banjo. He can often be seen and heard playing the instrument in the Dodger team clubhouse and on the team plane. Wills and fellow Dodgers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale appeared in Las Vegas briefly as entertainers after the 1962 season.

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