This day in baseball: Roger Maris dies

Former Major League outfielder Roger Maris passed away on December 14, 1985, following a two-year battle with lymphatic cancer. Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, John Blanchard, Bill Skowron, Whitey Herzog, and Bob Allison served as pallbearers at his funeral.

Roger Maris

5 Comments on “This day in baseball: Roger Maris dies”

  1. thome2040 says:

    always loved Roger, one of the few Yankees I could…tremendous athlete, quiet, well-liked and respected by teammates, much better outfielder than given credit for, handled death as he did life, with dignity…another childhood hero gone

  2. verdun2 says:

    RIP, Mr 61 (and damn the asterisk)

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