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Top Five Moments in 1960s Sports History. #5: Roger Maris Beats the Babe. 1961. Roger Maris Beats the Babe. Babe Ruth held record for number of home runs in a single season – 60 Roger Maris competing with Mickey Mantle to break the record Press rooted for Mantle

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Roger maris beats the babe
Roger Maris Beats the Babe

  • Babe Ruth held record for number of home runs in a single season – 60

  • Roger Maris competing with Mickey Mantle to break the record

    • Press rooted for Mantle

  • Had to beat the record in 154 games

  • Got homerun #61 off the Red Sox in his 154th game



Wilt chamberlain scores 100
Wilt Chamberlain Scores 100

  • Facing New York Knicks

  • Playing for Philadelphia Warriors

  • Game was not televised

  • Won 169-147

  • Chamberlain score 100 of those points



Joe namath wins super bowl
Joe Namath wins Super Bowl

  • Broke the code of athletics and guaranteed victory

  • New York Jets vs Baltimore Colts

  • Won 16-7

    • First win by an AFL league team

  • Catalyst for the merging of the two leagues

  • First “Super Bowl”


2 bob beaman breaks record

#2: Bob Beaman Breaks Record

1968


Bob beaman breaks record
Bob Beaman Breaks Record

  • Greatest individual physical feat in human competition

  • Trained by Ralph Boston

    • Held previous record

  • Failed to qualify in two previous jumps

  • Beat Olympic/World record by 2 feet in Mexico City

  • 29 ft, 2.5 inches

    • Old record was 27 ft, 4.75 inches

    • Held record until 1991 when Mike Powell jumped 2 inches further in Tokyo



Cassius clay wins
Cassius Clay Wins

  • Cassius Clay going up against Sonny Liston for Heavyweight World Championship

  • Turned into media frenzy withy Clay’s taunting

  • Liston heavily favored to win; suspected of cheating

  • Clay wins in 6 rounds, declaring himself “The Greatest”

  • Became Muhammad Ali


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