Roger Maris’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 10, 1934

Death Date

Dec 14, 1985

Age of Death

51 years

Cause of Death

Cancer

Place of Death

Dec 14, 1985

Profession

Baseball Player

The baseball player Roger Maris died at the age of 51. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Yankees slugger who was named American League MVP in 1960 and 1961 and beat out Mickey Mantle for Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1961. His single season home run record of 61 stood for 37 years until Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998.

He married his high school sweetheart in 1956, and they had four children together.

Quotes

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“I don’t want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I’m not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn’t replacing Babe Ruth.” (Roger Maris)

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“It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs.” (Roger Maris)

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“It’s like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews.” (Roger Maris)

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“Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it.” (Roger Maris)

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“Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball.” (Roger Maris)