Maris battled Mantle, media and Babe's legacy
"It fell to Roger Maris to break the sexiest record in professional sports. That will always be the line on Maris' baseball epitaph," says Steve Hirdt of the Elias Sports Bureau on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury show.
Roger Maris, who broke Babe Ruth's record by hitting 61 homers in 1961, will be profiled on Saturday, October 30 at 4 p.m. ET.