Roger Maris

American Baseball Player Roger Maris Full Name: Roger Maris
Nationality:

United States of America
American

Profession: American Baseball Player
Why Famous: He hit a Major League record 61 home runs during the 1961 season for the NY Yankees to break the record Babe Ruth's single-season of 60 home runs in 1927.

Born: September 10, 1934
Birthplace: Hibbing, Minnesota, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: December 14, 1985 (aged 51)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1956-10-13 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

Historical Events in the Life of Roger Maris

  • 1959-12-11 NY Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer and Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley and Joe Deaestri
  • 1960-11-02 New York Yankees outfielder Roger Maris beats teammate Mickey Mantle for American League MVP Award, 225-222; second-closest vote ever
  • 1961-04-26 Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
  • 1961-06-11 Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs
  • 1961-06-19 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs
  • 1961-07-02 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season
  • 1961-07-17 Roger Maris loses a HR (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
  • 1961-07-24 Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
  • 1961-07-25 Roger Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
  • 1961-09-20 Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26
  • 1961-09-26 Roger Maris hits HR #60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
  • 1961-10-01 NY Yankees right-fielder Roger Maris becomes MLB’s all-time home run leader when he passes Babe Ruth's mark with No. 61 off Boston rookie Tracy Stallard in 1-0 win at Yankee Stadium
  • 1961-11-15 Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
  • 1962-05-22 Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game
  • 1962-07-06 NY Yankees 'M&M boys' Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit 2 HRs each in 7-5 win v Twins, Mantle his 4th consecutive homer
  • 1964-10-14 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
  • 1966-12-08 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
  • 1985-07-13 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms
  • 1991-09-04 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

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