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Roger Eugene Maris was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is best known for setting a new MLB single-season home run record with 61 home runs in 1961.
Maris was born in Hibbing, Minnesota on September 10, 1934. His father, who worked for the Great Northern Railroad, moved the family to North Dakota in 1942, where Roger and Rudy, his older brother by one-year, grew up.
Maris played for four different teams during his career: the Cleveland Indians (1957–1958), Kansas City Athletics (1958–1959), New York Yankees (1960–1966), and St. Louis Cardinals (1967–1968).
He was a seven-time All-Star and won three Gold Glove Awards. He also won two American League Most Valuable Player awards (1960 and 1961).
Maris died of lymphatic cancer on December 14, 1985.
Here are some websites that discuss Roger Maris:
- [The Official Roger Maris Website](http://www.rogermaris.com/biography.html)
- [Society for American Baseball Research](https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/roger-maris/)
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