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
Virgil (Fire) Trucks was born on this day in 1917 Sal Maglie* was born on this day in 1917
Ron Northey was born on this day in 1920 Sam Dente was born on this day in 1922
Granny Hamner was born on this day in 1927
1) Pitcher Gene Beardon was selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers from the Washington Senators on this date in 1951.
2) In 1954 on this date, infielder Connie Ryan was released by the Cincinnati Redlegs.
3) Also on this date in 1954, the Detroit Tigers purchased from the Cincinnati Redlegs, pitcher George Zuverink.
4) On this date in 1955, former Yankee pitcher Vic Raschi* was signed as a free agent by the
Kansas City Athletics.
5) On this date in 1959, Willard Schmidt* of the Cincinnati Redlegs became the 1st ML pitcher to be hit by a pitch twice in one inning.
In a game between the Redlegs and the Milwaukee Braves, the Braves pitchers Bob Rush and Lew Burdette* plunked Schmidt in the 3rd inning.
6) Outfielder Jim Busby was released by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1960.
7) In 1962 on this date, the New York Mets purchased catcher Harry Chiti* from the Cleveland Indians.
Faye Throneberry died on this date in 1999