Roger Maris, R.I.P. – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The baseball player Roger Maris passed away at age 51, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Roger Maris and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Yankees slugger who was named American League MVP in 1960 and 1961 and beat out Mickey Mantle for Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1961. His single season home run record of 61 stood for 37 years until Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998.

He set Shanley High School’s record for most kick off return touchdowns scored in a game with four.

He was a 7-time MLB All-Star and won 3 World Series titles with the Yankees.

How did Roger Maris die?

Roger Maris' death was caused by cancer.

Roger Maris, who hit 61 home runs in 1961 to set major league baseball’s single-season record, died today after a two-year struggle with cancer. Maris, who was 51, died at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, where he had been hospitalized since Nov.

Information about the death of Roger Maris
Cause of deathCancer
Age of death51 years
ProfessionBaseball Player
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1934
Death dateDecember 14, 1985
Place of deathHouston, Texas, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by Roger Maris

"It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews."

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"It's a business. If I could make more money down in the zinc mines I'd be mining zinc."

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"Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record."

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"Candlestick was built on the water. It should have been built under it."

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"Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball."

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