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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”
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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