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Phil Pepe was a New York Yankees beat writer for the New York World-Telegram & Sun in 1961, where he covered Roger Maris' race for the single season home run record. He was the Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News from 1968 through 1981 and is a past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. He is the author of more than 50 books on sports, including a biography of Yogi Berra and collaborations with Yankees legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford.
This is a straight-forward account of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle's pursuit of the single-season home run record in 1961. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard W. Hudson