Thursday, October 1, 2009

61 in 61

On this date, the last day of baseball's 1961 regular season, Roger Maris blasted a home run over the right field fence at Yankee Stadium, besting Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs set in 1927. Three players have "officially" surpassed Maris' feat: Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds. Each of these three are under suspicion for steriod use.

"As a ballplayer, I would be delighted to do it again. As an individual, I doubt if I could possibly go through it again." Roger Maris.

"Now they talk on the radio about the record set by (Babe) Ruth, and (Joe) DiMaggio and Henry Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the sixty-one home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing." Roger Maris.

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