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Roger Maris

1934 - 1985

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Roger Eugene Maris (born Maras; September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB). He is best known for setting a new MLB single-season home run record with 61 home runs in 1961. Maris played in the minor leagues from 1953 to 1956, and made his major league debut for the Cleveland Indians in 1957. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Maris has received more than 3,458,039 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Roger Maris is the 21st most popular baseball player (down from 19th in 2019), the 6,283rd most popular biography from United States (up from 6,403rd in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Roger Maris ranks 21 out of 74Before him are Ichiro Suzuki, Barry Bonds, Nolan Ryan, Alex Rodriguez, Sandy Koufax, and Reggie Jackson. After him are Walter Johnson, Randy Johnson, Satchel Paige, Stan Musial, Roger Clemens, and Frank Robinson.

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Among people born in 1934, Roger Maris ranks 319Before him are Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Gleb Panfilov, Kedarnath Singh, Helga Haase, and Ian Abercrombie. After him are Paolo Sardi, Murtaza Rakhimov, Rita Renoir, Jack Colvin, Julius Wess, and Lucien Clergue. Among people deceased in 1985, Roger Maris ranks 169Before him are Karl Zischek, Zoot Sims, Scott Brady, Augusto Hamann Rademaker Grünewald, Myrtle Cook, and Nicolas Hoydonckx. After him are Jules Vandooren, Jo Jones, Natalio Perinetti, Hilding Rosenberg, Uku Masing, and Rudolf Burkert.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Roger Maris ranks 6,283 out of 18,182Before him are Harriet Quimby (1875), Stephen Gyllenhaal (1949), Luther Allison (1939), Jay Garner (1938), Ted Raimi (1965), and Pat O'Brien (1899). After him are Ray Parker Jr. (1954), Ted Meredith (1891), Monte Hellman (1932), Peter Tork (1942), Albert Dekker (1905), and Larry Nassar (1963).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Roger Maris ranks 18Before him are Willie Mays (1931), Barry Bonds (1964), Nolan Ryan (1947), Alex Rodriguez (1975), Sandy Koufax (1935), and Reggie Jackson (1946). After him are Walter Johnson (1887), Randy Johnson (1963), Satchel Paige (1906), Stan Musial (1920), Roger Clemens (1962), and Frank Robinson (1935).