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MLB: Comparing Granderson & Teixeira’s 2011 to Mantle & Maris’ 1961 Is Insane

2011’s New York Yankees duo of switch-hitting Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson to the 1961 duo of switch-hitting Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris borders on the insane.

Which, as many probably agree, puts me into that group.

Mantle and Maris are the only teammates to hit at least 50 home runs in the same season. That will not change this year.

Granderson and Teixeira each has hit 32 home runs this season. Granderson has played in 114 games while Teixeira has appeared in 115 games.

On Aug. 12, 1961, Maris pulled within one home run of Mantle when he hit his 43rd home run of the season in a losing effort to the Washington Senators.

If Granderson and Teixeira continue at their present rate, each should ...

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