From "Dodgers great Maury Wills at peace with a sober reality" by Kurt Streeter at the LA Times:
[Maury Wills] has even found a way to work around the hurt that comes from the fact the Dodgers have never retired his number. (Team policy says only Hall of Famers can have their jersey retired and framed in the Dodgers outfield, the exception being former player Jim Gilliam, a coach for the team when he died during the World Series in 1978.)
[...] here's a recommendation for the Dodgers: If you do not want to bend the retired jersey rule, fine.
But justice can still be done.
Casey Blake wears No. 30 now. When he leaves the team, never let another player wear it again -- a sort of unofficial retirement, without the permanent sign in the outfield.
The Dodgers have already unofficially embargoed No. 34, honoring Fernando Valenzuela for his impact during the 1980s.
In the '60s, Wills was just as big as Valenzuela, just as important. And he started an on-field revolution.
While Fire Joe Morgan breaks down why Wills will most likely not make it into the Hall of Fame, Streeter has an intriguing proposition. What do you think?