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Baseball Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 31

Last Updated 01-01-2020

🏆⚾Steve Phoenix -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.1/31/1968
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Nolan Ryan -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.1/31/1947
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Refugio, TX.; FN:Lynn
Misc: 8x All-Star, 11x Strikeout Leader; struck out record 383 batters '73; the first to strike out 5000 batters (5668 career -92); record 100.9 mph fast ball; RHP; author of record 7 no-hitters against Kansas City A's and Detroit (1973), Minnesota (1974), Baltimore (1975), LA Dodgers (1981), Oakland A's (1990) and Toronto (1991 at age 44); 2-time 20-game winner (1973-74); 2-time NL leader in ERA (1981,87); led AL in strikeouts 9 times and NL twice in 27 years; retired after 1993 season with 324 wins, 292 losses and all-time records for strikeouts (5,714) and walks (2,795); never won Cy Young Award; Angels #30 retired, Astros #34 retired, Rangers #34 retired; in the Rangers and Baseball Halls of Fame; somebody's dog ate him in a novelty song
Sports Teams: New York Mets (1966, 1968-1971), California Angels (1972-1979), Houston Astros (1980-1988), Texas Rangers (1989-1993)

🏆⚾Rafael Santana -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/31/1958
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican
Sports Teams: New York Mets, New York Yankees

🏆⚾Hank Aguirre -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1931 d.9/5/1994 (63)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: All-Star pitcher
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

🏆⚾Ernie Banks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1931 d.1/23/2015 (83)
Hall of Famer, MLB First Baseman, MLB Shortstop
Names/Places: b. in Dallas, Texas; NN: Mr. Cub
Misc: NL MVP 1958 and 1959, Gold Glove, 512 Home Runs, 14x all star, 1600+ RBIs, 2528 games played, led NL in home runs and RBI twice each; Cubs #14 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1953-1971)

🏆⚾George (Baseball) Burns -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1893 d.1/7/1978 (84)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Tioga George
Misc: AL League Award Winner 1926
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians

🎭🏆⚾Jackie Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/31/1919 d.10/24/1972 (53)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: RFN:Jack Roosevelt
Misc: 6x All-Star, World Series champion (1955), 2x NL stolen base leader, NL MVP 1949; he broke baseball's color barrier with Brooklyn Dodgers '47; was the first black American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Kansas City Monarchs (Negro Leagues), Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956)

🏆⚾Henry Chiti -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1932 d.1/31/2002 (69)
MLB Catcher

🏆⚾Oscar Gamble -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1949 N.S. d.1/31/2018 N.S. (68)
MLB Outfielder
Misc: Desiginated Hitter

🏆⚾🏈🏀Arthur C. "Dutch" Lonborg -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/16/1898 N.S. d.1/31/1985 N.S. (86)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Sports Teams: University of Kansas (football player 1917-1920, basketball player 1917-1920, baseball player 1918-1920), McPherson (football coach 1921-1922, basketball coach 1921-1923), Washburn (football coach 1923, basketball coach 1924-1927), Northwestern University (basketball coach 1927-1950), University of Kansas (administration 1950-1963)

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