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  1. Maris, 51, loses battle with lymphatic cancer

    Larry Schwartz

    Roger Maris, 51, a two-time American League MVP who broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record by hitting 61 homers in 1961, dies at 51.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 09, 2001
  2. Mr. October homers on three straight pitches

    Larry Schwartz

    Reggie Jackson hits three home runs on consecutive pitches in the sixth and final game of the World Series as the Yankees beat the L.A. Dodgers, 8-4.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 17, 2001
  3. "Home Run" maker Baker does it for A's

    Larry Schwartz

    Athletics 3B Frank Baker earns the nickname "Home Run" by hitting a ninth-inning four-bagger to tie Game 3 of the World Series. Philadelphia goes on to beat the Giants, 3-2, in 11 innings. The day before, Baker's 2-run HR gave the A's a 3-1 victory.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 15, 2001
  4. Gibson's dramatic homer has Hollywood ending

    Larry Schwartz

    Kirk Gibson pulls a Roy Hobbs in Game 1 of the World Series and his pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth off Dennis Eckersley gives the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the Athletics.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 14, 2001
  5. Maz thanks skipper with Series winning homer

    Larry Schwartz

    In the first time the World Series ends on a home run, Bill Mazeroski goes deep off Ralph Terry in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 7 to give the Pirates a 10-9 victory over the Yankees.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 09, 2001
  6. No Moore: Henderson delivers decisive blow

    Larry Schwartz

    With the Angels one out from advancing, Donnie Moore gives up a two-out homer to Dave Henderon in the ninth inning of Game 5 in Anaheim. The Red Sox win, 7-6 in 11, and will go on to take the ALCS in seven games. Three years later, Moore commits suicide.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 09, 2001
  7. Athletics comeback is greatest in Series history

    Larry Schwartz

    The Athletics make the biggest World Series comeback. Trailing 8-0 in the seventh inning of Game 4 in Philadelphia, they erupt for 10 runs, including an inside-the-park homer by Mule Haas that the Cubs' Hack Wilson loses in the sun, to win, 10-8.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 09, 2001
  8. Giant killer Ott hits homer to win World Series

    Larry Schwartz

    The New York Giants wins the World Series in five games. Mel Ott's homer defeats the Senators, 4-3, in 10 innings in Game 5 in Washington.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 05, 2001
  9. Babe breaks through with three homers

    Larry Schwartz

    Babe Ruth hits three home runs in Game Four of the World Series, a 10-5 Yankees victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 04, 2001
  10. Gionfriddo catch helps Dodgers jolt Joe, Yanks

    Larry Schwartz

    A leaping catch by Al Gionfriddo in leftfield robs Joe DiMaggio of a probable home run and helps the Dodgers defeat the Yankees, 8-6, in Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. Joltin' Joe kicks the dirt in disgust.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 03, 2001
  11. Yanks rally from 14 back, win playoff over Sox

    Larry Schwartz

    Bucky Dent hits a three-run homer in the seventh inning off Boston's Mike Torrez as the Yankees win the one-game playoff for the AL East title, 5-4, at Fenway Park.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 28, 2001
  12. Maris replaces Ruth with record 61st homer

    Larry Schwartz

    Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's record with his 61st homer, off Boston's Tracy Stallard, in the final game of the season as the Yankees win, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 28, 2001
  13. No Crying Foul: Babe Blasts Homer No. 60

    Larry Schwartz

    Babe Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season as the Yankees defeat the Senators, 4-2, at Yankee Stadium.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 28, 2001
  14. Two Grand Finales for Teddy Ballgame

    Larry Schwartz

    Boston's Ted Williams goes 6-for-8 in a doubleheader against the Athletics on the last day of the season, propelling his average to .406. No player has hit .400 since. Nineteen years later, he homers in his final at-bat at Fenway Park.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 24, 2001
  15. Wilson, Gibson, Ryan flood MLB record books

    Larry Schwartz

    The Cubs' Hack Wilson hits two homers at Wrigley Field, extending his NL record to 56 in 1930. In 1968, Bob Gibson lowers his ERA to 1.12, a modern NL record. Five years later, Nolan Ryan sets a record for most strikeouts in a season with 383.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 21, 2001
  16. Remove the asterisk, Maris will set HR mark

    Larry Schwartz

    In the Yankees 154th game to a decision, Roger Maris hits his 59th homer, one short of Babe Ruth's 154-game season record. New York beats Baltimore, 4-2, to clinch the pennant in Baltimore. Maris will hit 61 homers by season's end to capture the record.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 17, 2001