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Maury Wills to receive lifetime honor at scouts dinner

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By Jon Weisman

Dodger legend Maury Wills will receive the Player Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th annual “In the Spirit of the Game” Sports and Entertainment Spectacular, benefiting the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16.

The PBSF, founded and led by Dennis Gilbert, has helped raise more than 1.6 million that is awarded in grants to scouts (or their immediate family) whose circumstances have created a financial need.

The foundation’s mission is to create a financial bridge for those scouts by generating funds through contributions so that the PBSF may continue to help them get back on their feet. The foundation helps with such items as house and car payments, medical services including insurance, and daily living expenses up to and including funeral costs.

Dodgers president Stan Kasten will present Wills with the award.

In addition, Larry King will receive special recognition for all he has done for the game and the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.  Ashton Kutcher will present King’s award.

Tickets and sponsorship packages for the January event are available by calling (818) 224-3906. Visit  For for more information.


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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    Names like Maury Wills, Willie &Tommy Davis, Frank Howard and Sandy Koufax to name a few, make me think how I remained a Dodger fan after they left Brooklyn. The one thing that made it all easier to do was that they had a great baseball team during those early years in Los Angeles.

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