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Put Roger Maris into the Baseball Hall of Fame!

"I never wanted all this hoopla."—Roger Maris

The saga of Roger Eugene Maras started September 10, 1934 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He began life as the son of first generation Croatian Americans, Rudy and Corrine Maras. Roger's grandfather Steve Maras had emigrated around 1910 to the United States from Croatia.

In 1939, the family moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota and then Fargo. The young Maras excelled in baseball, basketball and football in high school. Recruited to play football at Oklahoma, the young athlete instead signed with the Cleveland Indians. He played with Fargo-Moorhead of the Northern League.

In 1955, of the opinion that a spelling change would make it easier for baseball fans to pronounce his name, Roger Maras became ...

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