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.
Van Patrick* was born on this day in 1916
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Infielder Jack (Lucky) Lohrke* was purchased by the Boston Braves from San Diego of the PCL
on this date in 1946.
2) On this date in 1951, Cleveland Indians third baseman Al Rosen hit his 4th grand slam
HR of the season. Rosen became only the 9th player in ML history to accomplish the feat. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1955, Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle hit a home run from both sides of the plate
in propelling the Yankees to a 12-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Boxscore
This was the 2nd time in his career Mantle accomplished the feat tying a ML record.
4) Braves pitcher Warren Spahn hit a home run in a game against the St.Louis Cardinals in St.Louis on this date in 1955.
This gave Spahn a home run in every NL park. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1960, former Dodgers pitcher Clem Labine was released by the Detroit Tigers.
6) In 1964 on this date , the Philadelphia Phillies purchased from the Chicago Cubs, pitcher Bobby Shantz.
7) On this date in 1997, Tommy Lasorda's* uniform number 2 was retired
by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Karl Drews died on this date in 1963