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.
Clint Hartung was born on this day in 1922 Bob Porterfield was born on this day in 1923
Bob Chakales was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1949, 3rd baseman Bill Serena was purchased by the Chicago Cubs
from Dallas of the Texas League.
2) Yankee OF Mickey Mantle became the 1st player to hit a home run over the center-field hedge at Memorial Stadium
in Baltimore on this date in 1957. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1960, in a game against the Cleveland Indians, outfielder Ted Williams* hit 2 home runs. The 1st was
the "Splinters" 512th HR and moved him into 4th on the all-time list ahead of Mel Ott. After the game, Williams
announced that he would retire at the end of the season. Boxscore
4) Pitcher Ron Kline* was selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels
on this date in 1963.
5) On this date in 1986 at Yankee Stadium, New York honored Billy Martin with Billy Martin Day.
The scrappy 2nd baseman and 4-time manager had his number 1 retired during ceremonies.
Chuck Dressen died on this date in 1966 Cookie Lavagetto died on this date in 1990
Lou Boudreau* died on this date in 2001 Bob Wiesler* died on this date in 2014