Roger Maris

Roger Maris
Birthdate 9/10/1934
Death Date 12/14/1985
Debut Year 1957
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Cardinals, Indians, Yankees
Position Right Field

A back-to-back MVP in 1960 and ’61, Roger Maris joined Babe Ruth as the only players to top the 60-homer mark outside of the steroid era.

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Roger Maris earned back-to-back Most Valuable Player Awards in 1960 and '61

Roger Maris earned back-to-back Most Valuable Player Awards in 1960 and '61

A two-time MVP, Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth‘s single-season homerun record by smashing 61 dingers in 1961. Many believe Maris should be in the Hall of Fame. The ’61 seasons was magical for Maris. He led the league in runs, homers, and runs batted in. The baseball writers voted him the Mo
Mark McGwire brought Roger Maris back to the forefront for baseball fans

Mark McGwire brought Roger Maris back to the forefront for baseball fans

In this letter, Florida Marlins advance scout Moeller writes about Mark McGwire’s pursuit of Roger Maris’ single-season home run record. Maris blasted 61 with the Yankees in 1961. “When Big Mac and Sammy Sosa chased Roger Maris, it helped baseball heal. Each night when I was scout

3 responses to “Roger Maris”

  1. G says:

    Baseball was pure back then….clean…..exciting….fun….and affordable…..

  2. rohn says:

    should have been in Cooperstown a long time ago,,,,,,politics!

  3. McGuire and Sosa brought fans back to the game and should be recognized for that. But not for the home run record because everyone knows they cheated. Maris got an astrix* on his 61* home runs. But the astrix should have been on Ruth’s home runs because he only played against white players. Where is the astrix* for that? Maris paid dearly for those home runs in 1961. Do some research on it. Watch the movie 61* directed by Billy Crystal if all else fails.
    He deserves to be in the HOF

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