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Yankees Top Senators as Maris Hits No. 54

Sept. 6, 1961 - The celebrated M Squad slammed only one homer today - Roger Maris's 54th of the season. But three other Yanks knocked a total of four baseballs into the stands during an 8-0 romp over the Senators at the Stadium. John Blanchard connected twice, Bill Skowron clouted No. 24, and Bob Hale hit a solo shot. The Bombers lifted their team home run total to 210, a league record, and moved to within 11 of the major league mark shared by the Giants and Reds. Maris and Mantle have exactly half the Yankee total - 105.


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