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Maris' widow becomes ill before game

ST. LOUIS -- Roger Maris' widow was hospitalized Sunday with an irregular heartbeat Saturday, tying Babe Ruth and pulling within one of the record Roger Maris set in 1961. He did not hit one Sunday.
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McGwire pops 2 to take lead

ST. LOUIS -- For Roger Maris, the magic number was 61 in '61...Alou said. "I know Babe Ruth or Roger Maris will not hit any more." McGwire...6-all. McGwire, who surpassed Roger Maris' former record of 61 on Sept...
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Stay on McGuire bandwagon

...relatively easy ride into the history books, clearly ahead of Roger Maris in that department, when an unnecessary attempt at scandal...should he achieve the inevitable, and that is eclipse Roger Maris' home run record of 61 in one season. What it does...
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Moore: Yogi Berra not the only one with quote-worthy 'isms'

When Yogi Berra died last week, I lost another of my childhood sports idols. Along with Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Roger Bannister, Edmund Hillary, Johnny Unitas and so many others. Now, Bannister, who broke the four-minute...
Memories of Maris

...Durante was back at Yankee Stadium -- the new one -- and thought about the afternoon that made him a little bit famous.Roger Maris hit home run No. 61, breaking Babe Ruth's 34-year-old record that had been thought to be unbreakable, and the...
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Fisher has a place in baseball history

...scale, though, he is but a trivia answer. Who gave up Roger Maris' 60th home run in 1961? Who served up Ted Williams...match the magical shot hit off Fisher the next season. Roger Maris chased Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record...
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Future dark for McGwire statue

...will see the light of day. The Cardinals commissioned the statue after McGwire hit 70 homers in 1998, obliterating Roger Maris' 37-year-old record. There's a place set aside for it alongside other mini-monuments to Cardinals legends...
A bit too late to 'man up'

...His single-season record 70 home runs in 1998 broke Roger Maris' storied mark of 61 set in 1961. Barry Bonds, another...2001. First things first: We agree with the family of Roger Maris that Major League Baseball needs to strip McGwire and...
Baseball picks 30 memorable moments

...history. To some of the players honored, that's an easy question. "Seven no-hitters for Nolan Ryan, Babe Ruth, Roger Maris hitting 61 homers, there are so many things and to be in that group is great," Bonds said. "But for all we've...
Historic chin music race between Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs. Both men were chasing Roger Maris' heretofore unmatchable 61 homer record set in 1961. Since that heady summer of 1998, McGwire and Sosa have both...