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Maris Hits No. 49, Mantle No. 46, as Yankees Top Tribe, 6-0

Aug. 20, 1961 - The Yankees advanced majestically on all fronts today before a gathering of 56,307, the season's largest paid attendance in Cleveland's picturesque lakefront stadium. Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle finally got around to resuming their assault on the Babe Ruth home run record of 60. Roger hit his 49th and Mickey his 46th. The Yankees won, 6-0. Maris's homer, which put him within 11 of the coveted Ruthian goal, ended a hitless string of 13 official times at bat and was Roger's only hit of the four-game series. However, both Maris and Mantle are still running well ahead of the record pace of 1927.


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