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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 13
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.



Born: 3

                       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


Events/Transactions: 5
(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


1952 Topps #100 Del Rice Card                         1952 Topps #119 Maurice McDermott Card
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.


Died: 4

     Mickey Mantle died on this date in 1995                      Jim Hughes* died on this date in 2001

    1952 Topps #11 Phil Rizzuto Baseball Card                                 1952 Topps #15 Johnny Pesky Baseball Card
     Phil Rizzuto died on this date in 2007                      Johnny Pesky died on this date in 2012