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NY Yankees Donate $5,000 To Fargo Cancer Center

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The plaque of Roger Maris is seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on May 2, 2010. (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The plaque of Roger Maris is seen in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on May 2, 2010. (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The New York Yankees are donating $5,000 to the Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo.

The gift was announced Saturday during a ceremony to honor the 50th anniversary of Maris’ record-breaking home run. He hit 61 homers in 1961.

Maris was born in Minnesota and raised in Fargo.

Mike Hannaher, spokesman for Fargo’s Sanford Health Foundation, tells the Forum newspaper that Maris’ name represents hope and survival for people who have benefited from the cancer center.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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