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Yankees Down Red Sox, but Maris Draws a Blank

Sept. 30, 1961 - For a crowd of 29,182, it was a pleasant enough afternoon at Yankee Stadium today. It was a barren day, however, for the fans who had clustered in the right wing of the grandstand and the right-field bleachers in hopes of catching Roger Maris's 61st home run. Roger drew another blank, while the Yanks polished off the Red Sox, 3-1, in the next-to-last game of the regular season. Maris, still stalled at 60, has only one more game, tomorrow afternoon against Boston, to become the first major leaguer to hit more homers than Babe Ruth did in 1927.


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