1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase

Phil Pepe


1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase

1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase

  • Title: 1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase
  • Author: Phil Pepe
  • ISBN: 9781600783906
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover



Before Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa, there was Roger Maris, the reluctant home run king who electrified the baseball world with one of the most unforgettable seasons the sport has ever known Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Maris was a small town boy who unwillingly became a New York Yankee when he was traded by the Kansas City ABefore Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, and Sammy Sosa, there was Roger Maris, the reluctant home run king who electrified the baseball world with one of the most unforgettable seasons the sport has ever known Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Maris was a small town boy who unwillingly became a New York Yankee when he was traded by the Kansas City Athletics Almost immediately, he was thrust into the glare of the big city lights and found himself pursuing one of the most prestigious and most celebrated of all baseball records Babe Ruth s single season home run mark of 60, set in 1927 Thirty four years later, Maris joylessly was drawn into the chase and found himself the eye in a storm of controversy He became the center of attention he never sought and the recipient of a celebrity he didn t want As a young sportswriter, Phil Pepe joined the fray on August 2, when he took over as the Yankees beat writer for the New York World Telegram Sun, and he covered Maris race for the record to the very end Here is his firsthand account of that historic home run challenge and the man that conquered it.


Recent Comments "1961*: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase"

I would actually give this 3.5 stars. An interesting, concise look into the 1961 season. I loved the interviews with people who were there, and Pepe does a good job into putting the home run chase into context. However, Pepe's background as a beat writer comes out a bit too much; I didn't need quite so many descriptions of numerous at-bats and plays throughout the season. Also, while Pepe understandably gives more background about Maris's life, he barely gives any information about Mantle's back [...]

Fantastic. This book gave really great and clear insight into the 1961 home run race between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Focusing a great deal more on Maris we receive greater insight into the impact the race had on someone that truly was a quiet family man. Nobody in the modern era could have possibly hit as many home runs without performance enhancers and this book is a great insight into the pressure that makes the feat impossible today.

Decent account of the 1961 home run chaseThis is a straight-forward account of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of the single-season home run record in 1961. Maris is the main focus of the book, which was a good read but did not really shed new information on the subject.

Decently written, author covered the team during this year which was nice.

If you like baseball and what it was in the glory days then this is a good book to read.


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