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Sportswriters have for decades blocked Roger Maris from entering the Hall of Fame. What they can't stop is his enduring fame. The Hall of Fame needs him more than his legacy needs the Hall of Fame. http://hatedyankees.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/roger-maris-is-one-of-baseballs-most-famous-players-ever-who-needs-the-hall-of-fame/ and http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/if-journalists-were-objective-roger-maris-would-be-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame/

Sportswriters have for decades blocked Roger Maris from entering the Hall of Fame. What they can't stop is his enduring fame. The Hall of Fame needs him more than his legacy needs the Hall of Fame. http://hatedyankees.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/roger-maris-is-one-of-baseballs-most-famous-players-ever-who-needs-the-hall-of-fame/ and http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/if-journalists-were-objective-roger-maris-would-be-in-the-baseball-hall-of-fame/

.690 lifetime slugging pct.  Babe Ruth  Though Ruth's more glamorous records have been eclipsed, this one has withstood challenges from Lou Gehrig to Ted Williams to Barry Bonds and remains intact. Albert Pujols, currently the game's most prolific slugger, has never reached .690 even once in his stellar career.

.690 lifetime slugging pct. Babe Ruth Though Ruth's more glamorous records have been eclipsed, this one has withstood challenges from Lou Gehrig to Ted Williams to Barry Bonds and remains intact. Albert Pujols, currently the game's most prolific slugger, has never reached .690 even once in his stellar career.

Yankee Stadium, 1962    Bronx, New York    Photo by Inge Morath via bygoneamericana  - Kenny Powers

Yankee Stadium, 1962 Bronx, New York Photo by Inge Morath via bygoneamericana - Kenny Powers

Yankee pitcher Lefty Gomez warms up on the sidelines of Yankee Stadium Sept. 23, 1936. Gomez went 13-7 that season and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972

Yankee pitcher Lefty Gomez warms up on the sidelines of Yankee Stadium Sept. 23, 1936. Gomez went 13-7 that season and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972

July 17, 1941 - In a brilliant setting of lights and before 67,468 fans, the largest crowd ever to see a game of night baseball in the major leagues, the Yankees vanquished the Indians 4-3, but the famous hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio finally came to an end going 0 for 3.

July 17, 1941 - In a brilliant setting of lights and before 67,468 fans, the largest crowd ever to see a game of night baseball in the major leagues, the Yankees vanquished the Indians 4-3, but the famous hitting streak of Joe DiMaggio finally came to an end going 0 for 3.

Rocky sliding into base, Tony Kubek at far right, during the Tigers years, early 1960s.

Rocky sliding into base, Tony Kubek at far right, during the Tigers years, early 1960s.

October 8, 1956 Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history, beating the Dodgers, 2-0 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium.

October 8, 1956 Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in World Series history, beating the Dodgers, 2-0 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium.

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