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NO asterisk on *61 in 61In 1961 8 game was added to the 154 game schedule, extending the season to 162. Ford Frick, a close friend of Babe Ruth, was Commissioner of Major League Baseball in 1961, and proclaimed that if Roger Maris didn't break Babe Ruth single season home run record of 60 in 154 games, the new record would be shown in the record books as being set in 162 games. With all said and done no asterisk was ever used in the "record books" The story of an asterisk being used was made up by the NY press.
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Q: Does Roger Maris's home run record have an astric on it?
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