LOL I forgot about that, the asterisk that was never there.
https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/roger-maris-still-61-after-all-these-years-1.12358581#:~:text=In July 1961%2C Frick ruled,a scarlet letter for Maris.
I remember my daddy and granddaddy arguing about this, as late as the early 70s, they both knew how to poke the other's button.
There was never an asterisk. But for a while there were two entries in the official MLB records, one for Maris and one for Ruth. Because commish Ford Frick had previously written a bio of Ruth and kind of worshiped him, couldn't stand to see his record broken.