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Review of ‘Roger Maris’

Great baseball biographies are best served by great subjects, but good writing doesn’t hurt either; Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero has both. Maris, who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1961, emerges as a complex, inscrutable individual, and co-authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary never miss chances to account for the complications in…

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