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This day in baseball: Maris’s free passes

In a game against the Angels on May 22, 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.

Source: New York Times

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