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Yankees great Bob Turley dead at 82

ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Cy Young Award winner Bob Turley, a member of the New York Yankees of the 1950s, has died at a Georgia hospice, his family said. He was 82.

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No veterans choices for BB Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Cub Ron Santo came closest but for the third consecutive time the Veterans Committee didn't elect any ex-player to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Baseball great Hank Bauer dies at 84

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Orioles Manager Hank Bauer died Friday at age 84 after a long bout with cancer.

Ripken, Gwynn elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Cal Ripken, Jr., and Tony Gwynn were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame but the electors rejected slugger Mark McGwire's try for induction.

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2006 with 112 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2005 with 112 to follow.
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Sosa hits 586th homer, ties for 5th

BALTIMORE, July 26 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles outfielder Sammy Sosa hit his 586th career home run Tuesday, tying former Oriole Frank Robinson for fifth on the all-time list.

Roger Maris's mother dead at 90

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Baseball legend Roger Maris's mother, A. Corrine Maris, has died in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 90, it was reported Wednesday.

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Roger Maris
SLP98090811- 08 SEPTEMBER 1998- ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Cardinals' Mark McGwire, points to the sky as if to talk to the late Roger Maris as the Maris family looks on, during ceremonies to celebrate the 62nd home run hit by the Cards slugger, September 8. To MGwire's left is Roger Maris Jr. Maris held the single season home run record for 37 years. UPI rw/Bill Greenblatt

Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who is primarily remembered for breaking Babe Ruth's single-season home run record of 60 home runs in the 1927 season, with 61 in 1961, a record that would stand for 37 years. In 12 Major League seasons, he played in seven World Series and won three championships.

The son of Croatian immigrants, he was born Roger Eugene Maras (he later changed his last name to Maris) in Hibbing, Minnesota. He grew up in Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota where he attended Shanley High School. A gifted athlete, Maris participated in many sports while in Fargo, and excelled at football. He still holds the official high school record for most kickoff return touchdowns in a game with four.

At an early age, Maris exhibited an independent, no-nonsense personality. Recruited to play football at the University of Oklahoma, he arrived by bus in Norman and found no one from the university there to greet him. He turned around and went back to Fargo.

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