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New York Yankees: Comparing the 2011 Offense with the 1961 Offense

1961 New York Yankees set a major league record by hitting 240 home runs. Led by Roger Maris (61), Mickey Mantle (54), and Bill Skowron (28), the Yankees easily eclipsed the 1956 Cincinnati Reds and the 1947 New York Giants, who set the record with 221 home runs each.

In 1997, the Seattle Mariners set the current record for team home runs, with 264. The 2011 Yankees, at the end of play on May 1, were on a pace to hit 296 home runs.

Robinson Cano, the greatest second baseman in Yankees' history, and outfielder Curtis Granderson are tied for the team lead with eight home runs each. That is a good sign because neither was, or is, expected to lead the team in home runs, but their totals this early in the season might mean each will come close to hitting ...

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