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

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October 02, 1961

GREAT BEND 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.
The sport's section (page 6) has a five column headline: "Roger Maris Finally Slugs Number 61" Many consider Maris' single season HR feat as the true record prior to the steroid era (Bonds).
Complete in 10 pages, close cut along the with a few small binding within the 1st column, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century