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.
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.