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.
Don Mueller was born on this day in 1927
1) On this date in 1910, U.S. President William H. Taft* became the first President to throw out a
ceremonial 1st pitch on opening day. In Washington D.C., the Senators defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 3-0
on a 1-hitter tossed by Walter Johnson. 1st Ceremonial Pitch
William Taft shown on 2009 Topps Heritage card.
2) Pitcher Bobo Newsom was signed by the Washington Senators as a free agent on this date in 1949.
3) In 1955 on this date, infielder Johnny Pesky was released by the Baltimore Orioles.
4) On this date in 1958, the Baltimore Orioles released pitcher Art Houtteman.
5) Also on this date in 1958, the Detroit Tigers signed Art Houtteman as a free agent.
6) Pitcher Virgil (Fire) Trucks was released by the New York Yankees on this date in 1959.
7) In 1960 on this date, Eddie Sawyer* resigned as manager
of the Philadelphia Phillies just one day into the new season. He was replaced with Gene Mauch*.
8) The San Francisco Giants purchased outfielder Duke Snider from the New York Mets in 1964 on this date.
Al Benton died on this date in 1968 Tommy Holmes died on this date in 2008