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 cards.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1946, Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller hurled his 2nd no-hitter as the Indians defeated
the New York Yankees1-0 on Frank Hayes ninth inning home run. Boxscore
2) Outfielders Dave Philley and Gus Zernial were traded to the Philadelphia Athletics
from the Chicago White Sox in a 3 -team trade on this date in 1951 for outfielder Paul Lehner*.
Pitcher Lou Brissie was sent by the Athletics to the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians
sent outfielder Minnie Minoso to the White Sox.
To complete the transaction, the Indians sent to the Athletics catcher Ray Murray and pitcher Sam Zoldak
3) First baseman Steve Bilko was purchased by the Chicago Cubs from the St.Louis Cardinals
on this date in 1954.
4) In 1955 on this date, the Kansas City Athletics released pitcher Ewell Blackwell.
4) Catcher Smoky Burgess was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Cincinnati Redlegs on this date in 1955.
As part of a 6 player trade between the two teams, catcher Andy Seminick went from
the Redlegs to the Phillies
5) Shortstop Roy Smalley was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Milwaukee Braves on this date in 1955.
6) On this date in 1956, pitcher Walt Masterson was released by the Washington Senators.
7) In 1957 on this date, the Boston Red Sox purchased from the Washington Senators, outfielder Karl Olson .
8) On the same day, The Boston Red Sox traded Karl Olson to the Detroit Tigers for 1st baseman
9) On this date in 1958, Ted Williams* of the Boston Red Sox became the 10th ML player to tally 1,000 extra base hits.
It's in a losing cause however as the Kansas City Athletics beat the Red Sox 10-4. Boxscore
10) In 1961 on this date, San Francisco Giants centerfielder Willie Mays hit four home runs
and had 8 RBI's in the Giants 14-4 victory over the Milwaukee Braves. Boxscore