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Roger Maris hits record-setting 61st home run...

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October 2, 1961

THE PRATT DAILY TRIBUNE, Kansas, October 2, 1961 

* Roger Maris home run record (#61) 
* New York Yankees (1st report)

The sports page reports one of the more notable events in all of baseball history: the 61st home run of New York Yankee Roger Maris, breaking the Babe Ruth record which stood for 34 years.

Page 5 has a three column headline: "Maris Clubs No. 61; Sets Homer Record." See photos for text here. Many consider Maris' single season HR feat as the true record prior to the steroid era.

Complete in 10 pages, binding holes at the spine margin not affecting the mentioned article, minor margin wear but otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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