Blaise Maris will be playing baseball for South Florida State College next year, after playing with High Point University in North Carolina.
Maris is the grandson of Roger Maris, iconic New York Yankee player from 1960 to 1966, who is most noted for breaking Babe Ruth’s single season record of 60 home runs in 1961. Altogether, the elder Maris played twelve major-league seasons, also playing for Cleveland, Kansas City, and St. Louis. He was American League MVP in 1960 and 1961.
Blaise never met his grandfather, but has read the stories and seen video clips of his slugging performances. He is certainly aware of his grandfather’s place in baseball history.
Blaise’s uncle, Kevin Maris, had brief minor league appearance in 1982 in the Cardinals organization.
Read more about the Maris family in the article below from Highlands Today: