Reconsider Roger Maris for the Baseball Hall of Fame
Roger Maris 1961 - 61st Home Run as Called by Red Barber, WPIX-TV, 10/1/1961
The Story Behind The Story Roger Maris Breaks Babe Ruth's Home Run World Record in 1961
Roger Eugene Maris was an American professional baseball player who played four seasons in the minor leagues and twelve seasons in the major leagues. Maris was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983. He died at age 51 in 1985 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo, North Dakota.