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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

April 12
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 2

                                    
     Bill Wight was born on this day in 1922                 Johnny Antonelli was born on this day in 1930

 

Events/Transactions: 10

 

                    
1) Pitcher Bobo Newsom* was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants on this date in 1948.
2) In 1954 on this date, catcher Ralph Houk was signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.
3) Also on this date in 1954, the Cleveland Indians signed as a free agent, pitcher Hal Newhouser* .

 

 1952 Topps #48 Joe Page Baseball Card                   
4) Pitcher Joe Page was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1954.
5)  The Cleveland Indians purchased catcher Matt Batts from the Baltimore Orioles in 1955 on this date.
6) On this date in 1957, the Baltimore Orioles released pitcher Erv Palica.
 

                      
7) Catcher Ed FitzGerald was released by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1960.
8) Also in 1960 on this date, the Cleveland Indians released pitcher Ernie Johnson*.

 

                       
9) Pitcher (Sad) Sam Jones threw a 3-hitter on this date in 1960 as the San Francisco Giants defeated
the St.Louis Cardinals 3-1 in the first game played at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Boxscore
10) In 1961 on this date, the Kansa City Athletics traded Dick Hall* and Dick Williams to the Baltimore Orioles
for Chuck Essegian and Jerry Walker .

 

Died: 1

1952 Topps #45 Eddie Joost Baseball Card
Eddie Joost died on this date in 2011

 

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