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Roger Maris


A short bio from the Helmar “This Great Game” card back: Scouts don’t usually find gold in the hills of North Dakota, but Roger Maris has proved to be a valuable commodity so far in his big league career. Growing up in Fargo, Roger was a standout athlete in high school, not only in baseball. Once, in a big football game against a rival school, Maris returned four kickoffs for touchdowns, a national record that still stands. Maris was lured to the University of Oklahoma by a football scholarship, but quickly realized baseball was a better occupation and left college to pursue his professional career. The Indians signed him and within three years the lefthanded pull hitter helped Indianapolis to the Junior World Series title, on his way to the majors.


Birth Date: September 10, 1934
Birth Location: Hibbing, MN
Death Date: December 14, 1985
Death Location: Houston TX, USA
Weight: 197 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 16, 1957
Final Game Date: September 29, 1968
Years Played: 13
Games Played: 1,463
At Bats: 5,101
Runs: 826
Hits: 1,325
Doubles: 195
Triples: 42
Home Runs: 275
RBIs: 851
Stolen Bases: 21
Base on Balls: 652
Batting Average: 0.26
Position: Right Fielder

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