Sport: On with the Barrage

The home-run barrage goes on. On a Sunday, which for the first time saw a schedule of ten doubleheaders, big-league batters banged out a record 54 homers, four more than the previous one-day high of 50 in 16 games on May 30, 1956. Led by the Minnesota Twins with six homers. American League teams hit 30 balls into the stands or over the fence. In the National League, Cincinnati and Philadelphia swung the biggest bats, with four home runs each.

Though the New York Yankees' Roger Maris, last year's champion with 61 homers, is deep in a batting slump (only eleven homers...

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