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Roger Maris, center, is congratulated by teammate Mickey
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Roger Maris, center, is congratulated by teammate Mickey Mantle, left, as he crosses home plate after hitting his 46th homer of the season in the fourth inning against Chicago White Sox pitcher Juan Pizarro. (Aug. 15, 1961)(Credit: AP)

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Roger Maris set the single-season home run in 1961 by slugging 61 home runs and breaking Babe Ruth's record.

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