Awards & Winners

Roger Maris

Date of Birth 10-September-1934
Place of Birth Hibbing
(St. Louis County, Minnesota, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Roger Eugene Maris, Roger Eugene Maras
Profession Baseball player
Roger Eugene Maris was an American professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball right fielder for 12 seasons and on four teams, from 1957 through 1968. Maris hit a Major League record 61 home runs during the 1961 season for the New York Yankees, breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs in 1927. Maris began his professional career in 1953, and reached the major leagues in 1957 with the Cleveland Indians. He was traded to the Kansas City Athletics during the 1958 season, and to the Yankees after the 1959 season. With the Yankees, Maris was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player, All-Star, and Gold Glove winner. Maris ended his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1967 and 1968. Maris appeared in seven World Series, five as a member of the Yankees and two with the Cardinals. His accomplishment of 61 home runs in a season came back to the forefront in 1998, when the home run record was broken by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

Awards by Roger Maris

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