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
Solly Hemus was born on this day in 1923
1) On this date in 1934, the "Old Perfeser" Casey Stengel* made his managerial debut as his Brooklyn
Dodgers won by a score of 8-7 over the Boston Braves. Boxscore
2) Infielder Jackie Robinson got his first ML hit, a bunt single, as the Brooklyn Dodgers
defeated the Boston Braves 12-6 on this date in 1947. Boxscore
3) In 1951 on this date, NY Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle made his ML debut
and went 1-for-4as the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-0. Boxscore
4) In 1953 on this date, Mickey Mantle hit what most baseball experts believe was the longest
home run ever hit out of Washington's Griffith Stadium. The blast, hit off the Senator's pitcher Chuck Stobbs,
was estimated to be 565'. Boxscore
5) Pitcher Cliff Fannin was purchased by San Diego of the PCL from the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1953.
6) Also in 1953 on this date, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected infielder Eddie Pellagrini off waivers
from the Cincinnati Reds.
7) Outfielder Jim Dyck* was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Cleveland Indians
on this date in 1954 for infielder/outfielder Bob Kennedy .
8) Pitcher Duane Pillette was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies by Buffalo of the International League
on this date in 1956.
9) In 1960 on this date, the Detroit Tigers traded infielder/outfielder Harvey Kuenn* to the Cleveland Indians
for Rocky Calovito.
Dutch Leonard died on this date in 1983 Bill Serena died on this date in 1996