Published On: May 22nd, 2008

Madison, WI – May 22, 2008. The Mallards are excited to announce that former Los Angeles Dodger shortstop great Maury Wills will be appearing at the “Duck Pond” on Tuesday, June 17. Wills will be available for autographs & pictures throughout the evening!

In his 14-year career, Wills batted .281 with 20 home runs, 458 RBI’s, 2134 hits, 1067 runs, 177 doubles, & 586 stolen bases. Known for his extraordinary base running skills, he became the first National League player to steal 50 bases since Max Carey stole 51 in 1923. Wills then stole 104 bases in 1962 to establish a new record in baseball, breaking the old mark of 96, set by Ty Cobb in 1915.

Other career highlights & awards include:

-All Star (NL) (1962 – 1963, 1965 – 1966)
-All Star MVP (1962)
-National League MVP (1962)
-Stolen base leader (1962 – 1965)
-Led NL in Singles in 1961, 1962, 1965, & 1967
-Ranks 19th on MLB All-Time Stolen Bases List (586)
-Los Angeles Dodgers All-Time Stolen Base Leader (490)

Fans, riding your bicycle to the “Duck Pond” this summer will save you money & the Wisconsin DOT encourages you to wear a bike helmet. Show your bike helmet when purchasing seats & the Mallards will knock $ 1 off a bleacher ticket!

The Mallards open their eighth season on Thursday, May 29 at 7:05 p.m. against the rival La Crosse Loggers. Come celebrate the grand opening of Maynard’s locally-sourced burger joint & watch the One Millionth Fan statue be revealed! Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. to begin the festivities! All tickets are now on sale & can be purchased online at, over the phone at 246.4277, or in-person at the “Duck Pond.”

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