By James A. Lyons
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Fifty years have passed and others have since broken the season home run record. To the families of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, Maris' 61 in 1961 remains the legitimate number.
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"We obviously remember the stories that dad would talk about," Danny Mantle added. "He always said that Roger hitting that 61 home runs was the greatest feat he had ever seen."
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