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Replay 30 Years Ago in Sports Illustrated
Edited by Steve Wulf
October 14, 1991
Who else but Roger Maris could have been on our Oct. 2, 1961, cover? In a story by Roger Kahn, Maris said, "I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there, and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth." We also reported there was a burlesque dancer by the name of Mickey Maris.
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October 14, 1991

Replay 30 Years Ago In Sports Illustrated

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Who else but Roger Maris could have been on our Oct. 2, 1961, cover? In a story by Roger Kahn, Maris said, "I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there, and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth." We also reported there was a burlesque dancer by the name of Mickey Maris.

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