1952 TOPPS Baseball Cards
Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.
Chuck Connors* was born on this day in 1921
1) In 1913 on this date, the new New York Yankees* (formally the New York Highlanders)
lose their first game to Walter Johnson and the Washington Senators 2 to 1.
2) Infielder Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the 20th century to sign a major league contract
on this date in 1947.
Robinson signed a 1 year contract with Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey**.
** Branch Rickey shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
3) Second baseman Nellie Fox* went 5 for 7, including a game winning 2 run home run in the 14th inning
to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 9 to 7 opening day win over the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1959.
4) On this date in 1962, the Houston Colt 45's made thier debut at Colt Stadium in Houston a winning one as Houston
defeated the Chicago Cubs 11 to 2 as Colts pitcher Bobby Schantz tossed a complete game 5-hitter. Boxscore
Dick Kryhoski died on this date in 2007