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

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October 2, 1961

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Russell, 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.

The sport's section (page 6) has a five column headline: "Maris All-Time Homer King". Many consider Maris' single season HR feat as the true record prior to the steroid era (Bonds).

Complete in 8 pages, a few small binding holes at the spine, otherwise nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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