Maris, 51, loses battle with lymphatic cancer
Dec. 14, 1985
Roger Maris, a two-time American League MVP who broke Babe Ruth's cherished home-run record, dies in Houston after a two-year battle with lymphatic cancer. Maris was 51.
"All baseball is saddened by the loss of one of its true heroes," says Commissioner Pete Ueberroth.
"The greatest single feat I ever saw was Roger hitting 61 home runs to break Ruth's record," Mickey Mantle wrote in his autobiography, 'The Mick.' "I was with him practically ...
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