Two-time AL MVP Roger Maris set an MLB record by hitting 61 home runs during the 1961 season for the New York Yankees, breaking Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60 home runs in 1927. Whether or not you are among those who consider Maris' 61 homers the "clean" home run record, it is still, 54 years later, the American League record. In recognition of Roger Maris, we present these rare SI photos of the slugging right fielder.

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