Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Francona, Smith, Aceves

Fifty years ago today, Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record by hitting his 61st of the season. Tracy Stallard of the Red Sox gave up the historic blast, a fourth inning solo shot. Three players (Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa) have since hit more than 61 homers in a season, but Maris' 1961 total is still the AL record for home runs in a season.

Here is the best the baseball blogosphere had to offer during the final week of the 2011 regular season…

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