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Roger Maris– How Did the Baseball player Die?

Roger Maris died at age 51, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding baseball player Roger Maris' death.

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Yankees slugger who was named American League MVP in 1960 and 1961 and beat out Mickey Mantle for Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1961. His single season home run record of 61 stood for 37 years until Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998.

He set Shanley High School’s record for most kick off return touchdowns scored in a game with four.

He was a 7-time MLB All-Star and won 3 World Series titles with the Yankees.

How did Roger Maris die?

Roger Maris' death was caused by cancer.

Roger Maris, who hit 61 home runs in 1961 to set major league baseball’s single-season record, died today after a two-year struggle with cancer. Maris, who was 51, died at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, where he had been hospitalized since Nov.

Information about the death of Roger Maris
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death51 years
ProfessionBaseball Player
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1934
Death dateDecember 14, 1985
Place of deathHouston, Texas, United States
Place of burialN/A


"It's a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc."

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"I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth."

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"Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it."

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"It would have been a helluva lot more fun if I had not hit those sixty-one home runs."

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"You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation."

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