Roger Maris' Bittersweet Record

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Summary: From October 2011: A special edition of the Sounds of Lost Television that looks back at how TV covered New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris' then-record 61st home run, which he hit on Oct. 1, 1961, the final day of the 1961 Major League Baseball season. This segment includes audio highlights of an interview with Maris that aired on the Oct. 8, 1968 edition of the CBS Evening News, shortly before Maris ended his playing career.  Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email or click the link below to get started: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit