This day in baseball: Maris’s free passesPosted: May 22, 2013
In a game against the Angels on 22 May 1962, Yankees slugger Roger Maris set a Major League record by drawing four intentional walks. Each walk was granted to Maris by a different Angels pitcher as the Yankees won 2-1 in twelve innings at Yankee Stadium.
I can’t say I blame the Angels. This was, after all, the season immediately following Maris’s success in breaking Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record.