Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris’ historic 61st home run, which broke Babe Ruth’s record of 60. But Maris could do more than just bat. In this photo, the Yankees right-fielder steals a home run by making a leaping catch against the wall. (Bettman/Corbis)
ROTHSCHILD: Fifty years later, Maris’ record season is still amazingGALLERY: Baseball’s most famous home run ballsSI VAULT: Pursuit of No. 60: The ordeal of Roger Maris (10.02.61)

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris’ historic 61st home run, which broke Babe Ruth’s record of 60. But Maris could do more than just bat. In this photo, the Yankees right-fielder steals a home run by making a leaping catch against the wall. (Bettman/Corbis)

ROTHSCHILD: Fifty years later, Maris’ record season is still amazing
GALLERY: Baseball’s most famous home run balls
SI VAULT: Pursuit of No. 60: The ordeal of Roger Maris (10.02.61)

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    Amazing photo.
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    i’ve always wanted to snag a ball like that with my vertical. (which I have no vertical)
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