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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

April 16
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set


Born: 1

Pete Suder was born on this day in 1916


Events/Transactions: 7

1) On this date in 1929, the New York Yankees* became the first ML team
to permanently display numbers on the back of their uniforms with the numbers corresponding
to each players position in the batting order.

 1952 Topps #88 Bob Feller Card
2) On this date in 1940, Indians pitcher Bob Feller threw an opening day no-hitter against the
Chicago White Sox, winning 1-0. Boxscore

3) On this date in 1948, Chicago announcer Jack Brickhouse did the play-by-play for WGN-TV's first ML televised
baseball game. The exhibition game between the Cubs and White Sox was won by the Sox, 4-1 .

1952 Topps #25 Johnny Groth Baseball Card                              1952 Topps #63 Howie Pollett Card
4) Outfielder Johnny Groth  was purchased by the Kansas City Athletics from the Washington Senators
 on this date in 1956.
5) Also in 1956 on this date, the Chicago White Sox signed pitcher Howie Pollet as a free agent.

6) Outfielder Sam Mele  was released by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1957.
7) In 1959 on this date, the Washington Senators traded outfielder Jim Delsing to Houston of the American Association..


Died: 2

Ron Northey died on this date in 1971          Jack Danials* died on this date in 2013