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.
Bobo Newsom* was born on this day in 1907
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1929, Babe Ruth** belted his 500th career
home run. Boxscore
** Babe Ruth shown on 1952 Topps
2) Pitcher Jim Wilson was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1949.
3) On this date in 1950, Boston Braves right-handed pitcher Vern Bickford threw
a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boxscore
4) On this date in 1951, Phillies infielder Ralph (Putsy) Caballero hit his 1st and only career home run
in a 4 to 0 home game victory against the New York Giants. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1959, Cincinnati Redlegs pitcher Joe Nuxhall struck out 4 Milwaukee Braves batters in the 6th inning
of a game at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Boxscore The 4 victims (shown below) were:
Eddie Mathews, Joe Adcock, Del Crandall, and Johnny Logan*
6) Braves pitcher Warren Spahn won his 300th victory in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1961.
7) The Houston Colts 45's purchased second baseman Johnny Temple* from the
Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1962.