Today in Baseball History – January 3rd

Today in Baseball History – January 3rd

January 3, 1920

The contract of Babe Ruth is purchased by the New York Yankees from the Boston Red Sox for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan against Fenway Park.

The announcement of the sale was delayed until January 5th.

Babe Ruth would hit 54 home runs in 1920 for the Yankees. He would go on to hit 659 for New York.

January 3, 1962

Ground was broken for the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, the Houston Astrodome. The Houston Astros would play here through the 1999 season.

Born on this day: 

1977 A.J. Burnett

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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