On this day: September 10

Published On: Sep 07 2012 02:36:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Mother Teresa first hears the call, Leopold and Loeb get life in prison, "Gunsmoke" premieres, and Lucy van Pelt raises her fees, all on this day.

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Baseball Digest

1934: Baseball player Roger Maris, whose 61 home runs during the 1961 season for the New York Yankees broke Babe Ruth's single-season record and would stand for 37 years, is born in Hibbing, Minnesota. Maris played the bulk of his 12-season major-league career with the Yankees but also played for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. He appeared in seven World Series, five as a member of the Yankees and two with the Cardinals. He died of Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 51 on Dec. 14, 1985.


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