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New York Yankees, the Media and Some Fans Questioned Roger Maris’ Injuries

started innocently enough and wasn't even reported in the newspapers. In the second game of a twin bill against the Minnesota Twins, on Sunday, June 20, 1965, Roger Maris, sliding into home plate, jammed his right hand against the home plate umpire's shin guard.

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. Maris did not return until August 18 as a pinch-hitter after missing 49 games.

Roger Maris started only 40 games in 1965. During the third week of the season, he pulled a hamstring and missed 26 games. Then came the wrist injury sliding into home plate on June 20.

He didn't start another game after June 28.

Rest didn't ...

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