Sept. 16, 1961 - Roger Maris, stalled for a week, finally regained his stroke today and connected for his 57th homer of the year. The blow, which could spark a belated record push, put the Yankee slugger within 3 of Babe Ruth's 1927 mark of 60. Maris is now two games ahead of Ruth's record-setting pace. Apart from Maris's clout and one by Elston Howard that raised the Yankees' new major league season record to 225 - they had broken the old team mark of 221 with 3 last night - the Bombers did not distinguish themselves and were defeated by Frank Lary and the Tigers, 10-4.
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