Half a century ago, Yankees outfielder Roger Maris slugged his historic home run on the last day of the season. The majors' big bashers of today are trying to hit equally significant homers.
It was 50 years ago, on Oct. 1, that Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run mark by hitting his record-breaking 61st home run on the 1961 season’s final game. Only 23,154 witnessed the the solo shot in Yankee Stadium. Maris is surely the least known of baseball’s greatest sluggers. Test your own Maris knowledge with this quiz.
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This gripping tale of the American legend blends myth and fact to create a nuanced portrait of The Mick.
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