Roger Maris

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Birthday
10, 1934
Birthplace
Hibbing, MN
Death Date
Dec 14, 1985 (51)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1934
Birthplace
Hibbing, MN
Death Date
Dec 14, 1985 (51)

About

Yankees slugger who was named American League MVP in 1960 and 1961 and beat out Mickey Mantle for Babe Ruth's home run record in 1961. His single season home run record of 61 stood for 37 years until Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998.

Before Fame

He set Shanley High School's record for most kick off return touchdowns scored in a game with four.

Trivia

He was a 7-time MLB All-Star and won 3 World Series titles with the Yankees.

Family Life

He married his high school sweetheart in 1956, and they had four children together.

Associated With

He and Mickey Mantle were longtime outfield partners for the Yankees.