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Roger Maris
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Maris in 1960
Right fielder
Born: (1934-09-10)September 10, 1934
Hibbing, Minnesota
Died: December 14, 1985(1985-12-14) (aged 51)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Left Threw: Right
April 16, 1957, for the Cleveland Indians
Last appearance
September 29, 1968, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average .260
Home runs 275
Runs batted in 850
Career highlights and awards

Roger Maris (1935-1993) was a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Maris spent his early years with the Indians and the Athletics. Being a great star, the Yankees signed him in 1960. In 1961, the Yankees won the world series. Sports writers called him and Mickey Mantle the M&M boys. After the 1966 season the Yankees traded him to the Cardinals. In 1967 the Cardinals won the World Series. After 1968 he retired.

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