Roger Maris Biography

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 set an MLB record by hitting 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 he 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 later that same year by Sammy Sosa. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Roger Maris
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Baseball player
Ethnicity:
Croatian American
Date of Birth:
September 10, 1934
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
December 14, 1985
Age at Death:
51
Cause of Death:
Cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma
Marriages
  • 1956-10-13
    MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church
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