On this date in 1961, Roger Maris is named the AL MVP.
"Now they talk on the radio about the records set by Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Hank Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the 61 home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing."
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