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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 12
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 1    

Fred Hutchinson was born on this day in 1919


Events/Transactions: 8
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) On this date in 1952, Cardinals pitcher Stu Miller* made his ML debut with a 1-0, 10 inning shut-out
over the Chicago Cubs. Boxscore


                          1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider Baseball Card
2) Dodger catcher Roy Campanella hit two home runs in a game against the Boston Braves on this date in 1951.
 It was the third time in the last nine games that "Campy" belted a pair of homers. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1953, Brooklyn Dodger outfielder great Duke Snider* blasted his 2nd grand
slam HR in 3 games. The Dukes slam led to a Brooklyn 6-5 win over the cross-town rival NY Giants.  Boxscore


1952 Topps #43 Ray Scarborough Baseball Card                         1952 Topps #55 Ray Boone Baseball Card
4) Pitcher Ray Scarborough was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1953.
5) In a game against the St.Louis Browns, , Detroit Tigers infielder Ray Boone hit his 4th grand slam
home run of the year on this date in 1953. Boones blast tied a ML record.  Boxscore


6) Third baseman Eddie Yost of the Washington Senators drew his 100th walk of the season on this date in 1954.
This marked the 5th year in a row that "The Walking Man" had 100 or more walks in a season. Boxscore
7) On this date in 1964, in a game against the Chicago White Sox, NY Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle hit home-runs
from both sides of the plate for the 10th and last time in his career. A ML record. Boxscore

8) Dodger shortstop and former captain Pee Wee Reese was inducted into the baseball HOF
 on this date in 1984.

Died: 2

             1952 Topps #65 Enos Slaughter Card                                             
Enos (Country) Slaughter died on this date in 2002              Ernie Johnson* died on this date in 2011