The 1961 baseball season was one for the ages, with both Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris chasing the immortal Babe Ruth's 1927 single-season home run record of 60. The most famous home run chase in history began on April 26th, when Maris hit his first home run of the season off Detroit Tigers’ Paul Foytack. On September 26th, at 59 home runs, Maris faced Baltimore Orioles’ Jack Fisher and went deep for his 60th home run of the season, tying the Babe. On October 1st, in the 4th inning of the last game of the season, at Yankee Stadium in front of a modest 23,154 fans, Maris went deep on Red Sox pitcher Tracy Stallard for the record 61st home run. A record that lasted until Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa had a similar chase in 1998. Offered here is a Rawlings official American League (Budig) baseball signed by all 3 pitchers - Foytack, Fisher and Stallard - each penning in their own hands the inscriptions of the home runs they gave up. It is guaranteed authentic, and includes a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.