May 6, 1961
This is the 50th anniversary of the greatest single season home run chase of all-time: Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle chasing the ghost of Babe Ruth.
Billy-Ball.com will be tracking the homers of these two great stars throughout the season.
On this date, Maris slammed his third homer of the season, a 5th inning solo off Eli Grba of the expansion Los Angeles Angels. The Angels won the game, 5-3. For Maris it was the 100th homer of his career.