Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘61*’

On October 1, 1961, Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single season home run record (60) on the last game of the season. He ended up with 61 home runs in total. Throughout the 1961 season, Roger was considered an “outsider”, and wasn’t consiered “Yankee material.” Mickey Mantle was an American icon at the time, and a lot of fans didn’t want to see Roger break the record. He wasn’t very big on talking to the media, went about his business in quiet fashion, and was a family man. With all that said, he was sent hate mail by the fans and he was booed out of his own ballpark.

Maris’ record stood until Mark McGwire broke it in 1998, totaling 70HR’s on the season. Barry Bonds than hit 72HR’s in 2001. With all the people who admitted using steroids, and allegations surrounding others, many believe (including me) that Roger Maris still holds that single-season home run record. I didn’t grow up at that time, but from what I can tell….that was one magical season.

“It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs.” – Roger Maris

Read Full Post »

Click on the Image to Enlarge

(Graphic courtesy of Craig Robinson: Flip Flop Fly Ball)

Read Full Post »

I just compiled a list of the best baseball movies of all-time. I ranked them according to my personal opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, so let me hear what you guys think of my list and how you would change it.

Field of Dreams

The Natural

(more…)

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: