Son of baseball great conducts clinic for youth

Published 2:06 am Thursday, April 10, 2008

NATCHEZ — Children at T.M. Jennings Little League were given a treat Tuesday when the son of former Major League Baseball home run record holder Roger Maris showed up to conduct a clinic.

Keven Maris and former North Natchez High coach Bobby Hill, who coach at a high school in Gainsville, Fla., arrived to give a baseball clinic to the youngsters aged 5-12 that participate in the baseball league.

“It was very exciting for the kids,” T.M. Jennigs president Eric Fry said. “It was a very big thing for our league.”

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Roger Maris swatted 61 homers in 1961 to break Babe Ruth’s single-season record. Maris’ record stood until 1998 when Mark McGuire hit 70 home runs.