ROGER MARIS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 137178
Sale Price $722.50
ROGER MARIS. Photograph signed: "Roger Maris". B/w, 7x8½. Pictured just after he hit his record-breaking 61st home run at the end of the 1961 season. Roger Maris (1934-1985), who played for the Cleveland Indians (1957-1958) and the Kansas City Athletics (1958-1959) before donning Yankee pinstripes in 1960, made baseball history on October 1, 1961, when he broke Babe Ruth's season home run record of 60 by hitting his 61st homer. The record had stood for 34 years, and Maris still holds the A.L. record for most home runs in one season. His 37-year-old major league record was broken in 1998 by National Leaguer Mark McGwire (70) and McGwire's record was broken three years later by National Leaguer Barry Bonds (73). Maris was named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1961 for the second consecutive time (1960, 1961), and he was also a member of the All-Star team (the third of his four appearances - 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962). Maris, who also won the Gold Glove in 1960, played in five World Series with the Yankees (1960-1964). After being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of the 1966 season, he again played in the World Series in the last two seasons of his career (1967, 1968). Image slightly grainy. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 13x20¼.
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