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Yankees Win as Maris Hits 28th Homer

July 1, 1961 - The Yankees staged a home-run festival and defeated the Senators, 7-6, before 24,144 fascinated spectators at the Stadium today. Roger Maris, who hadn't connected in nine days, settled matters by depositing the ball in the right-field stands with Tony Kubek on base in the ninth inning. It was homer No. 28 for Maris and restored him as leader of the majors. Earlier, Mickey Mantle had moved into a deadlock with Maris by walloping two titanic drives.


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