On September 6, 1961 — Roger Maris connects for home run #54‚ off Tom Cheney of the Senators‚ as the Yankees win‚ 8 – 0‚ behind Whitey Ford’s 5-hitter. Ford is now 23-3. Johnny Blanchard hits a pair of homers‚ each time following a walk to Mickey Mantle‚ and Moose Skowron and Bob Hale also homer.

 


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