Roger Maris was born on September 10, 1934. Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961. He was 26 years old in 1961.
During the 1961 season, Roger Maris hit home runs pitched by many pitchers, however his final record breaking home run was hit from Tracy Stallard against Boston in the 4th inning. Maris was given plenty of grief from angry fans for taking the beloved Babe Ruth's home run record.
If you mean the American League President, it was Joe Cronin. The US President in 1961, when Roger Maris hit 61 home runs, was John F. Kennedy.
Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in the 1961 season.
In 1998, Mark McGwire broke Maris' record by nine home runs. McGwire hit 70 and Maris hit 61.
Roger Maris hit his 61st home run of the season on Sunday, October 1, 1961.
On October 1, 1961, Roger Maris hit his 61st home run breaking Babe Ruth's record.
In Major League Baseball, that was Roger Maris with 61 in 1961.
In the 1961 regular season, Roger Maris hit 61 home runs. Babe Ruth's best total was 60 home runs in the 1927 season. Some point out that, in 1927, only 154 games were played, while in 1961, 162 games were played.
60, which was the MLB single season record until Roger Maris hit 61 in the 1961 season.
The 1961 Yankees - Roger Maris had 61 and Mickey Mantle had 54.
Roger Maris hit 61 Home Runs in 1961.