Roger Maris by Anne M. Todd
  

Synopsis

Roger Maris by Anne M. Todd

With a combination of speed, strength, power, and agility, Roger Maris knew how to best help his team win games, whether it was running extra bases, bunting to advance a teammate, or throwing a man out at home plate from right field. In 1961, Maris found himself in a home-run race with fellow Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle to take over Babe Ruth's single-season record of 60. On the last day of the regular season, Maris cracked home run number 61, adding him to the record books. Considered by some sport critics to be a one-year wonder, Maris reached the World Series seven times in his 12-season career and was voted the Most Valuable Player in the American League for two consecutive years. In Roger Maris , read how this Sultan of Swat used his instincts to become a talented baseball player, as well as a doting father and a loving husband.

About the Author

Anne M. Todd received a bachelor of arts degree in English and American Indian studies from the University of Minnesota. She has written 20 nonfiction children's books, including biographies on American Indians, political leaders, and entertainers. Todd is also the author of the following Chelsea House books: Hamid Karzai, from the Major World Leaders series; Mohandas Gandhi, from the Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers series; Chris Rock, from the Black Americans of Achievement, Legacy Edition series; and Vera Wang, from the Asian Americans of Achievement series. She lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

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Format

Hardback
121 pages

Author

Anne M. Todd
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Publication date

15th April 2008

ISBN

9780791097342


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