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.
1) On this date in 1953, Max Surkont pitched the new Milwaukee Braves to their first win with
a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. Boxscore
2) In 1954 on this date, the new Baltimore Orioles opened in Detroit and lost to pitcher Steve Gromek 3-0.
Don Larson took the loss for Baltimore. Boxscore
3) Also in 1954 on this date, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jim Greengrass* slugged 4 doubles in his first game of the 1954 season.
This game also included rookie Hank Aaron making his ML debut. Boxscore
4) Pitcher Bob Hooper was purchased by the Cincinnati Redlegs from the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1955.
5) The Baltimore Orioles purchased pitcher Jim Wilson from the Milwaukee Braves also in 1955 on this date.
6) On this date in 1957, the Boston Red Sox selected off waivers from the Cincinnati Redlegs, pitcher Russ Meyer.
7) Outfielder Bob Del Greco was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies from the New York Yankees on this date in 1959.
8) In 1962 on this date, St.Louis Cardinals slugger Stan Musial* scored his 1869th run to set a new NL record. Boxscore
9) On this date in 1964, the San Francisco Giants signed pitcher Billy Pierce as a free agent.