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Roger Maris Broke the Record
October 1, 1961

Going... going... gone! Roger Maris breaks the record for the most home runs in a single season! On October 1, 1961, Maris slammed home run number 61.

You may remember that Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals and Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs both broke the same record during the 1998 season. It was Roger Maris's record that they broke. No one had been able to break that record for 37 years. Do you know whose record Maris broke? (Hint: take a look at the photograph.) But did Maris really break Babe Ruth's record?

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