ROGER MARIS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 50044
Sale Price $1,105.00
ROGER MARIS. Photograph signed: "Roger Maris". Color, 7½x9½. 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 would hold the major league record for 37 years until it was broken in 1998 by National Leaguer Mark McGwire (with 70 homers). That record, in turn, was broken three years later by Barry Bonds (73 HRs), bur Maris still holds the A.L. record for most home runs in a season. Named the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1960, 1961, Maris was also a member of the All-Star team in 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). Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 13¼x21.
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