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.
Fred Hutchinson was born on this day in 1919
(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
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
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.
Enos (Country) Slaughter died on this date in 2002 Ernie Johnson* died on this date in 2011