Friday, March 27, 2015

1969 Topps NL Stolen Base Leaders: Lou Brock, Maury Wills, Willie Davis

In 1968 Lou Brock led the N.L. in stolen bases again with 62. He also came in 6th place in MVP voting. He was behind 2 of his teammates, Curt Flood (4th) and Bob Gibson (1st). In all, 6 different player from the NL Champion Cardinals received MVP votes in 1968.

In 1968 Maury Wills returned to the lead-off position in the batting order. As a result his stolen base total went from 29 in 1967 to 52.  The Dodgers' center fielder, Willie Davis came in 3rd with 36 stolen bases.

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