On September 9, 1961 — On Whitey Ford Day At Yankee Stadium, Roger Maris hits his 56th home run of the season off Mudcat Grant in an 8-7 comeback Yankee over the Cleveland Indians. The New York Yankees scores four in the 9th to enable Luis Arroyo to pick up his 12th relief win in a row.

The Fargo native and roommate Mickey Mantle (52) now hold the record for most single-season home runs by a pair of teammates (108), previously set in 1927 by another pair of Bronx Bombers, Babe Ruth (60) and Lou Gehrig (47).

 


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