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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

April 23
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set


Born: 1

1952 Topps #33 Warren Spahn Baseball Card
Warren Spahn was born on this day in 1921


Events/Transactions: 9

1) On this date in 1939, rookie Ted Williams* went 4 for 5 and hit his first ML home run. Boxscore


1952 Topps #31 Gus Zernial Baseball Card                         1952 Topps #88 Bob Feller Card
2) Slugger Gus Zernial was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1947.
In 1952 on this date, St.Louis Browns pitcher Bob Cain and Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller tossed
1 hitters against each other. Bob Cain got the win as the Browns won 1-0.  Boxscore

4) Pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm won his first ML game on this date in 1952. Wilhelm also homered in the game,
his only major league home run of his HOF career.  Boxscore
5) On this date in 1954, St.Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Vic Raschi* gave up the 1st home run
to a young Braves rookie named Hank Aaron.  Boxscore


The Cincinnati Redlegs traded pitcher Bob Kelly to the Cleveland Indians for infielder Fred Hatfield on this date in 1958 .


7) Dodgers First baseman Gil Hodges hit his 300th home run at the Los Angeles Coliseum on this date in 1958.
Also playing in his 2,000 game for the Dodgers in that same game was shortstop Pee Wee Reese.   Boxscore


8) Infielder Chico Carrasquel was released by the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1960.
9) In 1966 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies purchased infielder/outfielder Harvey Kuenn* from the Chicago Cubs.


Died: 1

Connie Marrero
died on this date in 2011