Chasing Babe Ruth: 6 Myths About 1961's Home Run Race

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As the Yankees' Roger Maris hit his way toward 61 home runs in the 1961 baseball season, a legend's record was broken—and a host of myths were born. Here are the most persistent misconceptions about Maris's pursuit of Babe Ruth's season home run title, half a century later:

Read more about the 1961 season: "Roger Maris's Misunderstood Quest to Break the Home Run Record"

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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