Roger Maris Wiki, Biography, Net Worth, Age, Career, Relationship, Family


  • Roger Maris, also known as Roger Eugene Maris, was a famous baseball player from the United States.
  • He played as a right fielder for various teams, including the “Cleveland Indians,” “Kansas City Athletics,” “New York Yankees,” and “St. Louis Cardinals.”
  • In 1961, he made history by setting a Major League Baseball (MLB) single-season home run record with an incredible 61 home runs.
  • This record was later tied by Aaron Judge from the New York Yankees on September 28, 2022, during the MLB regular season.


Roger Maris’ Family and Sons

  • Roger Maris was a devoted father to four sons: Roger E Maris Jr., Kevin J. Maris, Randy Maris, and Richard Maris.
  • Recently, when Aaron Judge tied his father’s home run record, Roger Maris Jr. shared a touching moment with Judge’s mother, Patty Judge, expressing pride and joy.


Roger Maris’ Family Background

  • Maris was born to Rudolph S. “Rudy” Maras (later changed to Maris) and his wife Ann Corrine “Connie.”
  • The couple got divorced in 1960, and Rudolph passed away in 1992.
  • Maris had an elder brother named Rudolph.


Roger Maris’ Marriage and Children

  • Roger Maris was married to Patricia A. Maris from 1956 until his death in 1985.
  • They first met during a high school basketball game when they were both in the tenth grade.
  • The couple had a beautiful family of six children: four sons named Roger E Maris Jr., Kevin J. Maris, Randy Maris, and Richard Maris, and two daughters named Sandra Maris and Susan A. Maris.


Roger Maris’ Birth and Education

  • Roger Maris was born on September 10, 1934, in Hibbing, Minnesota.
  • His zodiac sign was Virgo, and he practiced Christianity.
  • He attended Bishop Shanley High School and graduated in June 1952, where he actively played baseball and football for the Shanley Deacons.


Roger Maris’ Passing

  • Roger Maris passed away on December 14, 1985, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.
  • He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983, battling the disease until his passing.


Physical Statistics

  • Roger Maris stood tall at 6 feet, approximately 183 cm, and weighed over 91 kg.


Nationality and Ethnicity

  • Roger Maris was an American by nationality, and his parents hailed from Croatian descent.


Net Worth of Roger Maris

Year Net Worth (Estimated)
1957 $10,000
1960 $250,000
1965 $700,000
1985 $2 million



Education of Roger Maris

School Year Major
Bishop Shanley HS 1952 Sports
University of Florida 1953-1954 Business
Roosevelt University 1954-1955 Economics
Wichita State University 1965 Physical Education