Maury Wills to be honored by alma mater

That would be Cardozo High School in Washington D.C., which plans to name its baseball field after him in a ceremony later this month. Maury told me recently — and I find this absolutely mind-boggling — that he is one of only two major-league players ever to come out of our nation’s capital. The other is current Giants infielder Emmanuel Burriss, a first-round pick in the 2006 amateur draft. Anyway, this is a great honor for one of my favorite people in the Dodgers organization.

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  • berkowit28

    Hmmm. There’s a Giants infielder who is also junior Senator from Illinois?

  • Buddy

    That’s Roland Burris, not Emmanuel Burriss.

  • http://www.mikesciosciastragicillness.com Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness

    Looks like Maury was only off by EIGHTY SEVEN players:

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/DC_born.shtml

  • Voldomer

    . . . and one of those 87 is his own son (Bump)!