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
Ed Burtschy* was born on this day in 1922
1) In 1939 on this date, Brooklyn Dodgers announcer Red Barber* called the first regular season
Brooklyn Dodger game broadcast on radio. The NY Giants won the game 7-3. Boxscore
2) Pitcher Jim Konstanty was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Boston Braves on this date in 1946.
3) In 1950 on this date, the first black to play for the Boston Braves, outfielder Sam Jethroe, made his ML debut. Boxscore
Sam had two hits, including a home run. He went on to become NL Rookie of the Year.
4) Cardinals pitcher Gerald Staley pitched a complete game victory in the first opening-night game held
in St.Louis on this date in 1950. Cardinals infielder Red Schoendienst and slugger Stan Musial* homered in the 4-2
victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boxscore
5) Pitcher Bob Chipman was purchased by the Boston Braves from the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1950.
6) Also on this date in 1950, New York Yankees rookie infielder and future manager Billy Martin became the first ML player
to get 2 hits in one inning in his first game. Boxscore
7) The Cincinnati Redlegs traded inf. Grady Hatton to the Chicago White Sox for ss Johnny Lipon in 1954 on this date.
8) Infielder Vern Stephens was released by the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1955.
9) In 1956 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies released catcher Gus Niarhos.
10) On this date in 1958, Carl Erskine got the home opener win for the new Los Angeles Dodgers before a NL single game
record of 78,682 fans. The Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5. Outfielder Hank Sauer hit two home runs for the Giants,
including the first at the L.A. Coliseum. Boxscore
Charles Ebbets** died on this date in 1925 Sheldon Jones died on this date in 1991
** Charles Ebbets shown on 1952 Topps style Look-N-See style card.