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Babe Ruth and Roger Maris Should Be Tied for the Single Season Home Run Mark

1927 New York Yankees were one of the greatest offensive teams of all time. Known as "Murderers' Row," they batted .307, hit 158 home runs and scored 976 runs or about 6.3 runs a game.

The 1961 Yankees of Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, Elston Howard, Yogi Berra and Bill Skowron is considered one of the greatest Yankees teams. They set a new single season home run record when they hit 240 home runs. The above-mentioned five Yankees plus Johnny Blanchard each hit at least 21 home runs.

The 1961 Yankees batted .263, which was 44 points lower than the 1927 Yankees. The scored 827 runs, which is 149 less than the '27 team. Their on base average of .330 was 54 points less than the .384 of Ruth, Gehrig and company.

Still, unlike the '27 team, ...

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