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Published September 22, 2011, 10:17 PM

Maris had tough road to win over Yankees' fans

New York, NY (WDAY TV) - It was the most cherished record in sports, Babe Ruth's single-season homerun record. 50 years ago Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were both on pace to break it.

By: Dom Izzo, WDAY

It was the most cherished record in sports, Babe Ruth's single-season homerun record. 50 years ago Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle were both on pace to break it. Yankee fans wanted Mantle, not Maris to break it. As WDAY 6 Sports Director Dom Izzo tells us from New York tonight it took a while, but Roger won them over.

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