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Sixty-one in '61 : Roger Maris home runs game by game

Title
Sixty-one in '61 : Roger Maris home runs game by game / Robert M. Gorman.
Author
Gorman, Robert M.,
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]

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Additional Authors
McFarland & Company.
Description
vii, 339 pages; 26 cm
Alternative Title
  • 61 in nineteen sixty-one
  • Roger Maris home runs game by game
  • Sixty-one in 1961
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Overcoming obstacles -- Roger Maris before 1961 -- April/May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October.
Call Number
JFF 20-1107
ISBN
  • 9781476672625
  • 1476672628
  • 9781476638270 (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
2019041366
Author
Gorman, Robert M., author.
Title
Sixty-one in '61 : Roger Maris home runs game by game / Robert M. Gorman.
Publisher
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"Much has been written about Roger Maris and the historic summer of 1961 when he broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record yet little is known about the pitchers on the other side of the tale. One of the many knocks against Maris was that he faced inferior pitching in an American League watered down by expansion from eight to 10 teams. But was that really the case? Did Maris face has-beens and never-weres while Ruth confronted the cream of AL pitching? Who were these starters and relievers and how good were they? Drawing on first-hand accounts, interviews and a range of contemporary sources, this study covers each of Maris' 63 home runs that season, including the lost one and his game-winning World Series dinger. Biographies of each of his 48 victims cover the pitcher's career, pitching style and the circumstances of the game. Maris faced some really fine pitching that summer despite what many contended then--and now"-- Provided by publisher.
Added Author
McFarland & Company.
Added Title
Sixty-one in 1961
61 in nineteen sixty-one
Roger Maris home runs game by game
Research Call Number
JFF 20-1107
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