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Yanks Top Tigers, 2-0, as Maris Drives in Winning Run

Aug. 12, 1962 - Roger Maris may never win an award from New York fans as the most popular Yankee, but in the short time it takes to crack a hard line-drive single, Maris today turned the ever-present boos into a loud and happy chorus of cheers at Yankee Stadium. His hit in the eighth inning drove in Tom Tresh from 180 feet away and gave the Yanks their first run against the Tigers. Minutes later, Maris was welcomed at home plate as a conquering hero deserves when he scored the second run in the Yanks’ 2-0 victory over Detroit. Sharing the honors with Maris before 42,996 customers was Bill Stafford. The slim right-hander, in serious trouble only once, achieved a 5-hit shutout to gain his 10th victory against 7 losses.


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