Baseball’s Roger Maris: the slugger who surpassed the Babe

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This image shows Roger Maris while he was with the New York Yankees in the early 1960s.

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.

1. Growing up on Minnesota’s Iron Range in Hibbing, Roger and his brother excelled in what winter sport?

Sled dog racing

Ice hockey

Ski jumping

Ice sailing

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