Mickey Mantle, joined by Roger Maris, tosses first pitch
Opening To 61* 2001 VHS
61* Billy Crystal's movie of Roger Maris
Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's Home Run record in 1961
61* is a 2001 American sports drama film written by Hank Steinberg and directed by Billy Crystal. It stars Barry Pepper as Roger Maris and Thomas Jane as Mickey Mantle on their quest to break Babe Ruth's 1927 single-season home run record of 60 during the 1961 season of the New York Yankees. The film first aired on HBO on April 28, 2001.