October 1, 1961 in History
Event:
Roger Maris sets record of 61 home runs off of Tracy Stallard



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Roger Maris History:
September 4, 1991 - Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris home run record and determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings
December 14, 1985 - Roger Maris, home run hitter, 61 in 61, New York Yankees, dies of cancer at 51
December 8, 1966 - A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith
May 22, 1962 - Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inn game
November 15, 1961 - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP
September 26, 1961 - Roger Maris hits home run number 60 off Jack Fisher, tying Babe Ruth's record
September 20, 1961 - Roger Maris hits home run # 59 and barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yankees clinch pennant #26
July 17, 1961 - Roger Maris loses a home run (of his 61) due to a rain-out in 5th
June 19, 1961 - New York Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 home runs
June 11, 1961 - Roger Maris hits 19th and 20th of 61 home runs
April 26, 1961 - Roger Maris hits 1st of 61 homers in 1961
November 2, 1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222
September 10, 1934 - Roger Maris, Yankee, home run champ, 61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961


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