38. Roger Maris
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 10, 1934 in Hibbing, MN USA
  • Weight: 197 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 16, 1957
  • Final Game: September 29, 1968
  • Gold Glove - 1960
  • Most Valuable Player - 1960
  • TSN All-Star - 1960
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1960
  • Most Valuable Player - 1961
  • TSN All-Star - 1961
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1961
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1961
 
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You know the story of Roger Maris.

If you don’t, why are you here?

This is the guy who broke the thought to be unbreakable single season record Home Run record of Babe Ruth and was saddled with an asterisk beside it.  For many those 61 Home Runs is still the stuff of legend and he accomplished it with his own fanbase cheering against him.  Forgotten by many is that Maris was named the MVP that year, the year after he won it for the first time!  The native of Fargo, North Dakota blasted 203 Home Runs in pinstripes and powered them to back-to-back World Series Championships in 1961 and 1962.

Maris may not be a Hall of Famer but he is a major part of Yankee folklore and deserves his spot here.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded by the Kansas City Athletics with Joe DeMaestri and Kent Hadley for Hank Bauer, Don Larsen, Norm Siebern and Marv Thorneberry 12/11/59.
  • Departed: Traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Charlie Smith 12/8/66.
  • Games Played: 850
  • Notable Statistics: 520 Runs Scored
    797 Hits
    110 Doubles
    17 Triples
    203 Home Runs
    547 RBI
    7 Stolen Bases
    .265/.356/.515 Slash Line
    25.2 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards: World Series Champion (1961 & 1962)
    MVP (1960 & 1961)
    All Star Game (1960, 1961 & 1962)
    Gold Glove (1960)
    Highest bWAR for a Position Player (1960)
    Highest Slugging Percentage (1960)
    Most Home Runs (1961)
    Most Runs Batted In (1960 & 1961)
    Most Total Zone Runs by a Rightfielder (1960)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Rightfielder (1960 & 1964)
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