Why isn Roger Maris in the Hall of Fame?
Roger Maris first became eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. According to the rules of election, Maris was eligible for consideration by the Baseball Writers’ Association (BBWAA) of America for 15 years. During that span of time, Maris garnered a considerable number of votes, though never more than the 75 percent required for induction. In 1992, after a required three-year wait following the BBWAA voting period, Maris became eligible for consideration for induction by the Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans. At this time, Roger Maris remains eligible for consideration by the Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans, but not the BBWAA. While Mr. Maris is not currently a member of the Hall of Fame, he is well represented in the Museum. Many artifacts from his career are part of the Museum collection. Both the bat and ball from his record-breaking 61st home run of the 1961 season are on display here at the Museum.
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