Roger Maris

1934 - 1985

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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American professional baseball right fielder. He is best known for setting a new Major League Baseball (MLB) single-season home run record with 61 home runs in 1961; the record remained unbroken until 1998. Maris played in the minor leagues from 1953 to 1956, and in the major leagues from 1957 to 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Maris has received more than 2,024,478 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Roger Maris is the 19th most popular baseball player (up from 23rd in 2019), the 6,407th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,071st in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Roger Maris ranks 19 out of 70Before him are Ichiro Suzuki, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, and Barry Bonds. After him are Walter Johnson, Satchel Paige, Stan Musial, Randy Johnson, Rogers Hornsby, and Frank Robinson.

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Among people born in 1934, Roger Maris ranks 317Before him are Kedarnath Singh, Leonid Stein, Junior Wells, Zacarias Kamwenho, Michael Artin, and Ulrich Plenzdorf. After him are Anne Osborn Krueger, Martin Bangemann, Orrin Hatch, Johnny Burnette, Barry Humphries, and Nikolai Slichenko. Among people deceased in 1985, Roger Maris ranks 177Before him are Ludo Coeck, Ina Claire, Paul Creston, Uku Masing, Riccardo Bacchelli, and Miguel Otero Silva. After him are Richard Haydn, Nicolas Hoydonckx, Harald Cramér, Enrique Fernández Viola, Josef Smistik, and George O'Brien.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roger Maris ranks 6,407 out of 15,968Before him are Wesley Ruggles (1889), Don Wilson (1954), Ron Harper (1964), Joe Hahn (1977), John W. Foster (1836), and Albert Charles Smith (1906). After him are Paul Williams (1940), Jacqueline Logan (1904), Verne Troyer (1969), Leslie Grossman (1971), Lawrence Roberts (1937), and Conrad Aiken (1889).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Roger Maris ranks 16Before him are Yogi Berra (1925), Willie Mays (1931), Sandy Koufax (1935), Nolan Ryan (1947), Alex Rodriguez (1975), and Barry Bonds (1964). After him are Walter Johnson (1887), Satchel Paige (1906), Stan Musial (1920), Randy Johnson (1963), Rogers Hornsby (1896), and Frank Robinson (1935).