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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 16
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 2

             1952 Topps #99 Gene Woodling Card                                               1952 Topps #47 Willie Jones Baseball Card
                  Gene Woodling was born on this day in 1922               Willie (Puddin Head) Jones was born on this day in 1925


Events/Transactions: 6
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) On this date in 1947, Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner* hit 3 consecutive home runs in a game against
the St.Louis Cardinals. The 3 home runs tied a ML mark for 7 home runs in 4 games, 6 HR's in 3 games, 5 HR's
in 2 games, and 4 HR's in consecutive at bats. Boxscore


 1952 Topps #3 Hank Thompson Card                   
2) NY Giants Hank Thompson hit 2 inside-the-park home runs against the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1950. Boxscore
3) The Chi. White Sox signed  pitcher Bob Cain as a free agent on this date in 1954.
4) In 1957 on this date, the Detroit Tigers released pitcher Steve Gromek.


5) Pitcher Clem Labine was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1960.
6) On this date in 1966, in a game against the St.Louis Cardinals, Giants centerfielder Willie Mays hit his 534th
career home run, tying Jimmy Fox's record for HR's by right-handed batters. Boxscore


Died: 2

Babe Ruth**died on this date in 1948            Bobby Thomson died on this date in 2010

** Babe Ruth shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See card