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BLAST FROM THE PAST: What else was happening when Roger Maris hit home run No. 61 in '61?

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WORTHINGTON -- On the last day of the first season of the expanded 162-game Major League baseball schedule, left-handed hitting Roger Maris made history when he drove a Tracy Stallard (Boston Red Sox rookie right hander) fastball into the lower right-field stands of Yankee Stadium, some 15 rows deep and about 360 feet from home plate.


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