Roger Maris

Here are a few things about Maris’s career you might find interesting. He hit 14 homers in 116 games in his first season, 1957 with the Indians. He led the league in slugging percentage (.581) in 1960, but did not in 1961 (he slugged .620 that year). He played in 7 World Series, which, thinking offhand, may tie the record for most Series played in by anyone from 1960 on to the present day. Those 7 World Series happened in a 9-year stretch, 1960 through 1968. He played for 4 teams, quite unusual in his time for a two-time MVP, as was being traded three times.

He hit 275 homers, out of 1325 total career hits, for a 20.7% homer percentage. Also, Maris played 140 games in a season only 4 times: in 1960 for example, his 39 homers and 112 RBIs came in 136 games and 499 at-bats. For his career, he played in an average of 122 games per season.

Published in: Uncategorized on September 20, 2016 at 10:07 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Fascinating stats. Thanks for sharing this!

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