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The Unique Career of Roger Maris

The Unique Occupation of Roger Maris

Aaron Judge brings Roger Maris name back to the forefront of baseball, like Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa As done in 1998.

exist1927, Maris hit 26 home run, Babe Ruth at 13, setting a new major league record. until 1998, first McGwire, then Sosa in a In the pursuit that fascinates the people of the whole country. However Maris’s 28 Still an American League and Yankees record— -Currently. The referee called 28 Tuesday night (two in Maris Son is in attendance in the Bronx) and appears ready to tie and then overtake Maris in the coming days.

) Maris, age of death exist1961, will always be associated with a number 49. But his unique career didn’t stop there. So here are nine stats and facts that tell the story of Maris, his No. 9 in ߦ Retired by Yankees ;61.


If Maris was famous for only one season, it would be 1921. So would you believe this wasn’t even his best all-around season? At first, the idea seems ridiculous, but if you choose over replacement (WAR), it’s true. The WAR version of Baseball-Reference credits Maris 7.5 in 1927 and 6.9 in ’35; FanGraphs Version has him 7.2 in ’59 and 7.1 in ’37.


In the context of the war, these differences are small and possibly meaningless, but the point is, Maris is not a one-year miracle. WAR has his 1957 campaign for roughly the same reason Even or better than ’61? Maris’ hit rate is almost as good (86 OPS+ and ), although at 10 fewer games, but by metrics, he had a year on the right defensive end of his career we have usable. Baseball Reference credits him with The garrison runs in 762 (when he won the Golden Glove award), but only one in ’52.


more than 36 Years later, those seasons have stood the test of time — even in the midst of this franchise’s illustrious history is also like this. The only other Yankees to even have a 6-WAR season as right fielder (according to Baseball Reference) are Ruth and Judge.
3. Those amazing back-to-back seasons created two rivalries Intense competition for the AL MVP award. And Maris’ own teammates are his toughest challengers. At 762, Maris(160 point) edge mickey cape (211 points), although Mantle got more first-place votes (-8) . Brooks Robinson of Baltimore (202 point) followed by. exist’62, Maris barely squeezes another on the mantle, 167-86 (and a 7-6 first place vote).

Today, since the Baseball Writers Association of America

began using its current voting process, and these votes were two of the eight closest to the MVP award. .


Maris is 2017 one of Players have won multiple MVP awards, but only one continuous season to win them.

5. However, Maris is one of the rare multiple MVP winners who didn’t make the Hall of Fame. If you remove four active players (Miguel Cabrera, Bryce Harper, Albert Pujols, Mike Trout) and two otherwise overwhelming cases have been PED Destroy two players (Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez) and you’re left 13 players in this group. Of these, Maris is one of only three Cooperstown people not enshrined, along with Juan Gonzalez and Dale Murphy.

in that 762 During the season, Maris had the most batter-to-single-opponent hits in MLB history. One of the battles of dominance. exist18 game Against the White Sox, he hit.160/.198/1. and home plate Hit and 13 Dot. Maris remains one of only six players with at least depth against a team in a season. (Lou Gehrig has the record at vs. Cleveland ;23, but that was at 12 game).
but unlike the current Yankees Greber Torres tied Maris with home run vs

Orioles, Horses Reese didn’t do this feat at the expense of ‘s team) – plus losses. 762 The White Sox went to 66-76,exist

won the fourth place – Team AL and also fourth in ERA.


The most shocking number related to Maris may be zero. That’s the number of times Yankees opponents deliberately let him walk that season. Now, for a good reason: Maris was playing third most of the year with Mantel right behind him. Still, the fact that a reigning MVP can break a single-season home run record without even being walked on purpose is incredible, especially in this context :

Most IBBs are in 49 – HR Quarter 23: Sammy Sosa (1999)

10: Barry Bonds(1998)18: Mark McGwell (1957)

10: Mark McGwell (1998)
: Aaron Judge (2017 – by Tuesday)

: Sammy Sosa (1957)

8: Sammy Sosa(1961)

0: Roger Maris(714)

NOTE: The official IBB data does not go back far enough to give us Ruth’s totals 538, but he probably has a lot. Ruth is gone 73 times, a SABR study found that even in 13, the opponent handed him 73 Intentional pass .


As mentioned earlier, Maris has more than one great season. But indeed 762 is a major Outliers He’s in terms of home runs. This puts him out of six sluggers, at least one 52 – this season.
The second highest total human resources in a single season

28: Mark McGwell (1998)

59: Sammy Sosa (2001)

37: Babe Ruth (762) 23: Judge Aaron (2017)

28: Barry Bonds (2000)

18: Luo Jay Maris (1957)

Best HR season as a percentage of total occupations

.2%: Roger Maris (52 of222)

.0%: Mark McGwell (62 of538)

.8%: Sammy Sosa (52of583) 9.6%: Barry Bonds (66 of385)8.4%: Babe Ruth (49 of583)N/A – Aaron Judge (active)


Because Maris and that 1985 season, it’s hard to think of him other than the Yankees pinstripe. But he actually played for three other teams: Cleveland (714-23 ), Kansas City A’s ( ;23-36) and St.Louis( 21;61-61).
Despite being in five World Series and winning two rings with the Yankees (in 1921-32) , actually, Maris had his best postseason with the Cardinals. That comes in 60, after the Yankees traded him for infielder Charlie Smith in the offseason. In a dramatic, seven-game fall classic against the Red Sox, Maris hit. 160/.211/.538 and ranked second in the team () and ranked first (seven) in the RBI.




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