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After Visiting the President, Roger Maris Homers as Yankees Top Senators, 10-8

Apr. 27, 1962 - Slumping sluggers such as Roger Maris might take note of the antidote the Yankees’ famed home run hitter took today for his ailment. Following a brief visit with President Kennedy at the White House, Maris, who hadn’t connected for a homer since opening day, delivered his specialty at District of Columbia Stadium and helped the Yankees down the Senators, 10-8. Since Maris did not hit his second homer of 1961 until the club’s 17th contest, today’s clout put him 5 games ahead of his pace a year ago. But his was hardly the lone contribution today. The Yanks, without Maris’s help, scored seven runs in the fourth inning, including a grand slam by Cletis Boyer, the first of his career. The Senators, who had trailed 9-0 at one stage, later staged a five-run attack against Bill Stafford and Jim Coates. But their fireworks were too little and too late.

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