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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Roger Maris: 1960-1961 righty/lefty, home/road splits.

Roger Maris: as well as he hit Home Runs in 1960, he improved in all four groups in 1961.

T (throws): L or R, At: @ road, AB/HR: lower is better

theYear T At AB HR AB/HR BA OBP SLG OPS PA Outs Hits 1B 2B 3B SO BB HBP SF TB
1960 L
66 2 33.00 .258 .380 .364 .743 79 49 17 14 1 0 16 11 2 0 24
1960 L @ 71 3 23.67 .141 .208 .268 .475 77 61 10 7 0 0 12 5 1 0 19
1960 R
168 11 15.27 .262 .315 .542 .857 181 124 44 22 8 3 19 13 0 0 91
1960 R @ 200 23 8.70 .350 .451 .780 1.231 237 130 70 34 9 4 18 37 0 0 156
1961 L
99 8 12.38 .242 .324 .515 .839 111 75 24 13 3 0 16 11 1 0 51
1961 L @ 81 4 20.25 .210 .373 .407 .780 102 64 17 9 4 0 14 19 2 0 33
1961 R
185 22 8.41 .303 .397 .676 1.073 214 129 56 31 3 0 15 28 1 0 125
1961 R @ 232 27 8.59 .267 .373 .677 1.049 271 170 62 25 6 4 22 36 3 0 157

Mickey Mantle 1961 AB/HR:
L 23
L @ 10.7
R 6.9
R @ 9.1

In 1961 Maris had a better HR rate than Mantle against righties on the road: 8.4 to 9.1.

Roger Maris 1961 home run splits.  Monday, May 15, 2017

Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, breaking the old record of 60 set by Babe Ruth in 1927...

In 1961 the American League expanded by 25%, increasing from 8 to 10 teams. The National did the same in 1962. The schedule increased five percent from 154 games to 162. Five percent of 60 is 3. In a general sense to equal 60 HR in 162 games the total should be 63 HR...

Weaker pitchers and weaker batters were playing in the AL and NL who would not have been playing in 1960. There's no getting around that.

Did Maris specifically take advantage of the two new expansion teams? It doesn't really matter as all teams were impacted...

In 1960 Maris had a much better HR Rate on the road, about what he had on the road in 1961. He was on pace to hit about 55 HR in 1960 when he was injured...

Roger Maris had become a Home Run hitter in 1960.
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Roger Maris Home Run graph by PA 1960-1961. Tied at PA 338.  Monday, June 5, 2017

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