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"