Roger maris was another true player of baseball, who hit 61 home runs in one season and hank aaron who broke babe ruths old record with 755 home runs all of these players all had one thing in common they were honest, hardworking baseball players. Roger maris was one of my boyhood heroes tom clavin and danny peary have wrote a great bookthe book was a 422 page burner i read in 2 days most of the book was exciting, full of facts and wrote for the readers to develop deep empathy with roger maris. How to learn more about roger maris, the man i was a young teen in 1961 and a big yankee fan-since this is the 50th anniversary of roger maris' 61 homers, i wanted to learn more about maris the man-although i had read several books on maris, this one was the most detailed and the best.
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