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By Phil Pepe

ISBN-10: 1600783902

ISBN-13: 9781600783906

Before Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa, there has been Roger Maris, the reluctant domestic run king who electrified the baseball international with essentially the most unforgettable seasons the game has ever recognized. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Maris used to be a small-town boy who unwillingly turned a brand new York Yankee whilst he was once traded via the Kansas urban Athletics. presently, he was once thrust into the glare of the big-city lighting fixtures and located himself pursuing probably the most prestigious and so much celebrated of all baseball files: Babe Ruth's single-season domestic run mark of 60, set in 1927. Thirty-four years later, Maris joylessly was once drawn into the chase and located himself the attention in a typhoon of controversy. He grew to become the guts of awareness he by no means sought and the recipient of a star he didn't wish. As a tender sportswriter, Phil Pepe joined the fray on August 2 whilst he took over because the Yankees beat author for the recent York World-Telegram & solar, and he lined Maris' race for the list to the very finish. right here, in 1961*, is his firsthand account of that historical domestic run problem and the guy that conquered it.

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