Friday, August 05, 2011

So You Think You Know the Real Story of Roger Maris and 61, Huh?

Allen Barra's article in the Atlantic, "Roger Maris's Misunderstood Quest to Break the Home Run Record" is a fascinating, must-read for baseball fans and history buffs. Plus it gives some great tips for those of us who would like further reading on this topic.

I took particular note of Phil Pepe's 1961: The Inside Story of the Maris-Mantle Home Run Chase, David James Duncan's novel, The Brothers K, and Barra's Clearing The Bases, The Greatest Baseball Debates of the Century.