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American baseball player Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break the single-season record held by the legendary Babe Ruth.
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On July 21, 1984, his No. 9 was permanently retired by the Yankees. That same year, the Roger Maris Museum was opened in the West Acres Mall in Fargo.
Maris died of lymphatic cancer in Houston, Texas, on December 14, 1985. Six years later, a committee headed by Commissioner Fay Vincent voted to eliminate the asterisk that became synonymous with his record. Although Maris has since had his No. 61 surpassed by Barry Bonds,
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