Today in Baseball History – January 31st

Today in Baseball History – January 31st

January 31, 1961

Houston voters approve a bond to finance a domed stadium. The Houston Astrodome (now called Reliant Astrodome) would break ground in 1962 and open 3 years later. It would be the home of the Houston Astros until 1999.

Born on this day:

1919 Jackie Robinson

1931 Ernie Banks

1947 Nolan Ryan

Died on this day:

1956 Buck Weaver

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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