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
Clarence (Cuddles) Marshall was born on this day in 1925
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1949, New York Giants manager Leo Durocher was charged with assault by a fan who ran onto the field
at the Polo Grounds after a 15-2 drubbing by the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boxscore
2) First baseman George Crowe was signed by the Boston Braves as an amateur free agent on this date in 1949.
3) In 1955 on this date, the Kansas City Athletics purchased pitcher Lou Sleater from the New York Yankees.
4) On this date in 1961, Warren Spahn became the 2nd oldest ML pitcher to hurl a no-hitter (behind Cy Young).
Spahn was 5 days past his 40th birthday when he hurled the no-hitter, blanking the San Francisco Giants 1-0. Boxscore
5) In 1985 on this date, the New York Yankees hired Billy Martin as their manager.
This marked the 4th time Martin had been hired to manage the Yankees.
Bob Porterfield died on this date in 1980 Johnny Bucha died on this date in 1996
Jack Merson died on this date in 2000 Archie Wilson died on this date in 2007