This day in baseball

Capping off his record-breaking home run season, on this day in 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees was named the American League Most Valuable Player.  It was the second year in a row that Maris won the award.  This time, he edged teammate Mickey Mantle by four votes, 202-198.

Roger Maris

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3 Comments on “This day in baseball”

  1. steve says:

    The Maris-Mantle dynamic duo never gets tiring to me. They were such polar opposite personalities, yet according to what I’ve read and seen in that movie 61, they were very compatible-Mantle as life of the party and Maris as quieter, more introverted type. By the way, I just looked up Maris on wikipedia. I had no idea he was from Hibbing, Minnesota. I think that’s where Bob Dylan was born as well.

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