On October 1, 1961, Roger Maris hit his 61st home run breaking Babe Ruth's record.
Mark McGwire hit home run number 62 to break Roger Maris' single season home run record on September 8, 1998 off Cubs pitcher Steve Trachsel.
In 1961, Roger Maris of the Yankees hit 61 home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's previous record of 60.
Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris' record in 1998, when he hit 70 home runs.
Roger Maris with 61 home runs.
Roger Maris 61 in '61Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 breaking Babe Ruth single season home run record of 60 set in 1927.
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.
roger maris died of lymphoma cancer