His name is written among the players who have marked the history of the New York Yankees at the point of their great hits. And it is that Roger Maris has been one of the players who has built the reputation that has led the New York team to be known as ‘The Bronx Bombers’.
born on September 10, 1934Maris made his Major League debut on April 16, 1957 in the uniform of Cleveland Indians (Currently called Guardians). He remained in that organization until 1958 when he was transferred to the Kansas City Athletics and from there it went to yankees in 1960.
In October 1, 1961last day of the regular season that year, Maris connected the home run 61 with which rbroke the record of most home runs in a ‘Big Top’ campaign that had established Babe Ruth in 1927. On that date, the yankees they confronted the Boston Red Sox and the historic homer hit the pitcher Tracy Stallard.
Maris stayed with the team New York until the year 1965. He was later transferred to the St. Louis Cardinals with whom he remained until his withdrawal in 1968.
Among his achievements are seven appearances in the Game of stars of the Major Leagues, three rings of World Series (1961, 1962 and 1967) and a Gold Glove as a right fielder in 1960.
Maris passed away on December 14, 1985 in the city of Houston, Texas.
The 61 home runs of Roger Maris It is currently the highest number connected by a player of the yankees in a campaign. only one above Ruth and of Aaron Judgewho could match and surpass her this year.
For 37 years was the record of more homers in the Big leagues until the american Mark McGwire and the Dominican Sammy Sosa they broke it in their remembered rivalry of the season 1998.
The record he holds the most home runs in a year Barry Bonds who connected 73 in the year 2001.