Roger Maris

Joe DiMaggio (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 9-1

Here we are, the final stretch. These are the best local athletes in history by jersey number, from 9-1.

11/05/2014

Bud Selig (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Let’s Not Paint Bud Selig As The Savior Of Baseball

Baseball knew it had a PED problem in the mid-1990s. Had Selig truly cared, he would have blown the whistle and sought measures to clean up the game.

08/06/2013

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles during All-Star Workout Day on July 15, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Chris Davis On Home Run Chase: ‘61 Is The Record’

The Orioles slugger says he’s chasing baseball’s true single-season home run leader, Roger Maris, “and I think most fans agree with me on that.”

07/16/2013

Don Mattingly (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New York Yankees’ Most Enduring All-Stars Of All-Time

Who are the most enduring Yankees All-Stars of all time? Check to see who made our exclusive list ahead of the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field.

07/09/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Keidel: Should Derek Jeter Retire?

Only the most jaded Jeter fans could ignore the obvious. Derek Jeter is older, slower, and injured. There will be a day when he can’t play anymore. Will it be this year or next?

05/10/2013

Roger Clemens (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)  and Barry Bonds (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Silverman: Gatekeepers Must Keep Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Out Of Hall

Baseball writers do the voting and they have become the gatekeepers. Baseball writers must judge the game diligently and expertly.

11/28/2012

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees is congratulated by third base coach Rob Thomson as he scores on his solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees’ Martin Carrying Hot Streak Into Playoffs

They say everything changes in October. New heroes are born and others fall from greatness. That was certainly the case Sunday night.

10/08/2012

Roger Maris Jr., Richard Maris, Sandra Maris-Fallo, Susan Maris, Pat Maris, Kevin Maris, Randy Maris

Yankees Commemorate Maris’ 61 Homer Season

The Yankees have held a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris’ 61-homer season, a total that the families of Maris and Mickey Mantle still believe is the legitimate record.

WFAN–09/24/2011

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Keidel: The Case Against Roger Maris

The debate isn’t at all about Roger Maris’s merits for the Hall of Fame, because he has none. This is a microcosm, a debate we all have about someone from your youth, parsing preteen idolatry from reality.

WFAN–08/25/2011

Yankees captain Derek Jeter shakes hands with Christian Lopez after he caught hit No. 3,000. Lopez gave the ball to Jeter. (credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Man Who Caught No. 61: Roger Maris Told Me To Keep Ball, Make Some Money

The parallels are uncanny between Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old who returned Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit ball, and Sal Durante, the lucky fan who came away with Roger Maris’ record 61st home run ball in 1961. Except for one thing…

WFAN–07/12/2011

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Hartnett: Yankees’ Modern Day Duo: Granderson, Teixeira Evoke Memories Of ‘The M&M Boys’

Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira’s home run pace could allow them to become the first teammates to reach the mark of 50 since Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle in 1961. It would only be fitting if two present day Yankees match the accomplishments of the immortal ‘M&M Boys,’ and usher back memories of a bygone era in baseball.

WFAN–06/13/2011

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By The Numbers: Numbers And Poetry

This is a great time of the year. We are in the midst of postseason play, looking forward to its culmination in yet another World Series. The passion, beauty and geometry of Baseball seem to come together in a special way in the Fall Classic.

WFAN–10/14/2010

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A Tribute to the Mick

Ever since I was a kid, Babe Ruth was my favorite player, even though I was only three-and-a-half months old when he died. As I grew up, I became more and more convinced that Babe […]

07/22/2010