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
Dixie Howell was born on this day in 1920
1) On this date in 1931, player/manager Rogers Hornsby* of the Chicago Cubs, just 3 days before
his 35th birthday, belted out 3 home runs and had 8 RBI's against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boxscore
2) The Cubs famous double play trio of Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance** are all inducted into Baseball's
Hall of Fame on this date in 194.
** Tinker, Evers, and Chance shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
3) On this date in 1947, Johnny Mize of the New York Giants became the 1st Major Leaguer to hit
three homes runs in a game on five different occasions. Mize hit his latest 3 home runs off Johnny Sain|
of the Boston Braves. Boxscore
4) Catcher Darrell Johnson* was released by the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1962.
5) Also in 1962 on this date, Darrell Johnson was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles .
6) On this date in 1965, manager of the New York Mets, Casey Stengel*, recorded his 3,000th victory
as a manager. Casey's Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-6. Boxscore
Sibbi Sisti died on this date in 2006