The Roger Maris Museum

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The Roger Maris Museum is a museum located in the southeast wing of the West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo, North Dakota. First dedicated in 1984, it is a permanent shrine to Roger Maris' career and life, centering on the 1961 season in which Maris hit a then-record 61 home runs. The museum is open during mall hours and charges no admission.

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The museum features a small theater with documentary films about Maris and is furnished with actual seats from Yankee Stadium. Among the exhibits are Maris' uniforms, a replica of his 1961 locker, his two MVP awards, Sultan of Swat Crowns, many bats and home run balls, baseball cards and memorabilia as well as relics from his amateur years.

The museum was burglarized during the early morning hours of July 26, 2016. Among the items stolen were the 1960 AL MVP plaque and the S. Rae Hickok Belt awarded to Maris in 1961.[1]

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Coordinates: 46°51′35″N 96°50′37″W / 46.859647°N 96.843706°W / 46.859647; -96.843706