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Today in Baseball History
January 31


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1952 Tiger great Harry Heilmann and long time Pirate Paul Waner are both elected to the Hall of Fame. Waner, the 1927 NL MVP, collected 3,152 hits while carrying a .333 lifetime batting average. Heilmann finished his career with a .342 batting average peaking at .403 in 1923 while driving in more than 100 runs in seven consecutive years.

Births

1911: Jackie Robinson
1931: Ernie Banks
1947: Nolan Ryan

Deaths