Roger Maris

By: Trenton Dufner

Childhood

  1. Born on September 10, 1934 in Hibbing, M.N.
  2. Roger went to Bishop Stanley High School in Fargo, North Dakota
  3. His father worked fro the Great Northern Railroad
  4. In 1942 Roger's family moved to North Dakota
  5. Roger played baseball as well as football
  6. In his sophomore year he met his future wife, Patricia
  7. During the summer he played in the American Legion program
  8. Roger led his American Legion team to the State Championship
  9. In one game Roger returned four kickoffs
  10. He had an older brother named Rudy

Adulthood

  1. Roger could have gone to the University of Oklahoma for football, but he went to the Cleavland Indian to play baseball
  2. In his first year in the major league he hit 14 home runs
  3. Also in his first year he drove in 51 RBI's
  4. Midway through his second season/year he was traded to the Kansas City Athletics
  5. He finished the season with 28 home runs and 81 RBI's
  6. In his third year he was elected to the 1959 All-Star team
  7. After his 1959 season he was traded to t he New York Yankees
  8. In the first year with the Yankees he hit 27 home runs and 69 RBI's
  9. During this year he injured himself sliding into second
  10. His injury made him to miss 17 games

Adulthood Cont.

  1. During the World Series he hit 2 home runs
  2. Roger won the Gold Glove Award for outstanding fielding
  3. Roger beat Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in one season, when he hit 61 home runs in one season
  4. Roger got Most Valued Player (MVP) two times in a row
  5. He played in seven World Series in the sixties
  6. After his baseball career he operated an Anheuser Busch Beer distributorship
  7. Roger raised six children
  8. At the end of his career he had hit 275 home runs
  9. In the sixties he hit six home runs in the World Series
  10. He died on December 14, 1985 if lymphoma cancer at the age of 51

Reason for Roughrider Award