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03/09/2010

Remembering Dodger great Willie Davis

March 9, 2010 |  7:24 pm

Willie Here are some additional comments on the death of former Dodger star outfielder Willie Davis.

"He was beloved by generations of Dodger fans and remains one of the most talented players ever to wear the Dodger uniform," owner Frank McCourt said in a statement. "Having spent time with him over the past six years, I know how proud he was to have been a Dodger. He will surely be missed, and our sincere thoughts are with his children during this difficult time."

Dodger manager Joe Torre in an interview with The Times' Dylan Hernandez: "Willie was always such a young man in my eyes because of how he was able to move so easily."

And another former Dodger great, shortstop Maury Wills, told Hernandez: "Our bench would go crazy when he hit triples. His cap would come off, a la Willie Mays.... He would've made a great 440 or 220 track man."

You can find Davis' news obituary here.

--Keith Thursby

Photo: Willie Davis played for the Dodgers from 1960 to 1973.

Credit: Los Angeles Dodgers 

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