16. A nation is captivated and its on to Hollywood

28m | Aug 25, 2021

A nation had become captivated with the home run race between Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle, as the Yankee teammates tried to break Babe Ruth's single-season home run record in 154 games. Publications, even those not devoted to sports, started weighing in on the battle. Meanwhile, the Yankees surged into first place, but were still trying to fend off the Detroit Tigers, before a Labor Day weekend showdown series at Yankee Stadium.

The race did have some lighter moments, namely Mantle, Maris and Yogi Berra heading to Hollywood.

We cover it all, including the Dodgers nosedive in the National League, in this latest episode.

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