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A Little Bit of Yankees History

Here at Bronx Baseball Daily, we try to keep you informed on everything the Yankees are doing while including analysis, opinion, and some humor. Every now and then we like to do something special though and take a look back at some of the more special moments in Yankees history. If you missed it yesterday, our ...

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Roger Maris Billboards in North Dakota

In an attempt to make Roger Maris a more prominent figure amongst baseball stars, a North Dakota billboard company has erected a pair of billboards with the slogan "Legitimate Home Run King" to promote their local hero. The Newman outdoor Advertising company has decided that between people not accepting Maris getting extra games to hit 61 ...

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Does McGwire News Change Roger Maris' HoF Chances?

In 1974 Mickey Mantle was elected into the Hall of Fame. It was the first year Roger Maris was on the ballot and he received a mere 21.4 percent of the vote. Over the next 15 years Maris did not receive more the than 43.1 percent of the vote falling well short of the requirement ...

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Wish We Were There: Roger Maris' 61 in '61

1961, the first year that the major leagues added eight games to the schedule, from 154 to 162. The Yankees had earned the title of best record in the major leagues, at 109-53. It was the third coming of the “Murderers’ Row” (Originally the 1918 Yankees of Gilhooley, Peckinpaugh, Baker, Pratt, Pipp, and Bodie; the ...

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This Day in Yankees History


December 14, 1985 - Former Yankee outfielder Roger Maris dies of lymphatic cancer in Houston at the age of 51. Maris played seven seasons with the Yankees from 1960 until 1966 and won two World Series in '61 and '62. He is most famous for breaking Babe Ruth's single season home run record with 61 in ...

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