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.
Sid Gordon was born on this day in 1917 Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell was born on this day in 1930
Bob Wiesler* was born on this day in 1930
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Cleveland Indians 41 year old rookie pitcher Satchel Paige* tossed his 1st ML shutout on this date in 1948.
Over 51,000 fans came out to Comiskey Park to witness the feat as Cleveland beat the White Sox, 5-0. Boxscore
2) Slugging outfielder Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians committed his 1st error in 167 games on this date in 1955.
Doby's feat set a new AL fielding record. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1957, Milwaukee Braves right-handed pitcher Lew Burdette blasted 2 home runs
in beating the Cincinnati Redlegs 12-4. Boxscore
4) Catcher Del Rice returned to the Cardinals when he was signed as a free agent by St.Louis
on this date in 1960.
5) On this date in 1961, the Kansas City Athletics released pitcher Maurice (Mickey) McDermott.
Mickey Mantle died on this date in 1995 Jim Hughes* died on this date in 2001
Phil Rizzuto died on this date in 2007 Johnny Pesky died on this date in 2012