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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

April 11
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 3

Sam Chapman* was born on this day in 1916                 Barney McCosky was born on this day in 1917

* Although card was issued for Ben Chapman,  the 1952 Topps card actually shows Sam Chapman.
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Jim Hearn was born on this day in 1921


Events/Transactions: 8

 1952 Topps #65 Enos Slaughter Card                   
1) Outfielder Enos Slaughter was traded by the St.Louis Cardinals to the New York Yankees on this date in 1954.
2) In 1957 on this date, pitcher Lou Sleater was released by the Milwaukee Braves.
3) On this date in 1958,the Cincinnati Redlegs purchased outfielder Jim Fridley
 from the Detroit Tigers.

 1952 Topps #106 Mickey Vernon Card                    1952 Topps #29 Ted Kluszewski Baseball Card
4) First baseman Mickey Vernon was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Milwaukee Braves for Humberto Robinson on this date in 1959.
5) The Cleveland Indians purchased pitcher Johnny Klippstein from the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1960 on this date.
6) On this date in 1961, the Los Angeles Angels won their first major league game. Big 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski belted two homers
for the Angels as they defeated the Baltimore Orioles 7-2. Boxscore

1952 Topps #33 Warren Spahn Baseball Card                         1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider Baseball Card
7) On this date in 1963, Warren Spahn became the all-time winningest left-hander as he posted his 328th win of his career. Boxscore
In the Braves 6-1 victory over the NY Mets,
Spahn didn't allow a Mets runner  past 2nd base except for Duke Snider's home run.
Spahn, at age 42, will end the 1963 year with a 23-7 record and an ERA of 2.60.

8) In 1965 on this date, pitcher Billy Hoeft was released by the Detroit Tigers.

Died: 3

                        1952 Topps #6 Grady Hatton Card                    
Walker Cooper died on this date in 1991          Grady Hatton died on this date in 2013          Bill Henry* died on this date in 2014