Aiming for one of the most famed records in sports history, a pair of very different baseball players hit home runs at an impressive rate. Roger Maris, a reserved sort, is much less popular than his hard-partying New York Yankee teammate Mickey Mantle, the player who many observers think will be the one to challenge Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in one season. But in the summer of 1961, Maris surges ahead of Mantle, making a run at Ruth's mark. Written by
Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Why did America have room in its heart for only one hero?
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[on Maris's failure to hit 61 homers in 154 games
He had a great season.
Aaah, the pressure got to him.
You ever play baseball, Artie?
No. Not really.
That's what I thought.
The first set of credits lists Dominic Lombardozi; the second, Domenick Lombardozzi. See more
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Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
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