Former new york yankees player bobby richardson and sportscaster bob costas recall the roger maris/mickey mantle chase to beat babe.
Maris was hated, booed, cussed, and generally abused by the press and fans for his chase of the most well-known mark in all of baseball: babe ruth's sixty.
Maris' chase was stress test 1961: in pursuit of babe ruth's home run record, roger maris faced hostility from fans and the media, a far cry from.
The 1998 major league baseball home run chase in major league baseball was the race between first baseman mark mcgwire of the st louis cardinals and right fielder sammy sosa of the chicago cubs that resulted in both players breaking roger maris's long-standing and.
Before mark mcgwire, barry bonds, and sammy sosa, there was roger maris, the reluctant home run king who electrified the baseball world with one of the.