This day in baseball: Attack of the M&Ms

On September 3, 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle of the Yankees became the first set of teammates to hit 50 homers in a season.  In a game against the Tigers, Mickey Mantle launched one in the bottom of the ninth to tie the score at 5-5, en route to a 8-5 victory.

Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle (1960s Baseball)


2 Comments on “This day in baseball: Attack of the M&Ms”

  1. And imagine, they did this all without incessant slow motion replays, fans wave and large scoreboards.


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