Roger Maris' record-breaking year even drew the attention of Minnesotan Bob Dylan, who also was in New York City by 1961.
In his memoir, "Chronicles, Volume One," Dylan wrote: "I didn't follow baseball that much but I did know that Roger Maris who was with the Yankees was in the process of breaking Babe Ruth' home-run record and that meant something. Maris was from Hibbing, Minnesota, of all places. Of course, I never heard of him there, nobody did. I was hearing a lot about him now, though, and so was the rest of the land. On some level I guess I took pride in being from the same town."