On September 4, 1991 — Following commissioner Fay Vincent’s recommendation, baseball’s committee on statistical accuracy votes to eliminate the distinction of number of games played in a league’s schedule in determining the all-time home run mark hit in a season. The decision can’t take away an asterisk because it really never existed in the record books, but it does remove Babe Ruth’s name, leaving the other Yankee outfielder, Roger Maris, as the undisputed home run champ with 61 hit in 1961.

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