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Is Roger Maris Really Injured?

started innocently enough, and it wasn't even reported in the newspapers.

On Sunday, June 20, 1965, in the second game of a twin bill against the Minnesota Twins, Roger Maris, sliding into home plate, jammed his right hand against the home plate umpire's shin guard. 

No one, not even Roger, realized the seriousness of the injury.

Roger was in the Yankees' lineup the next few games, but in the nightcap of a double-header against the Kansas City Athletics, he was forced to leave the game.

Roger did not return until August 18 as a pinch hitter. He missed 49 games.

 

A Bone Chip

1965 was not a good year for Roger Maris. The injuries started early, limiting him to only 40 games started.
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