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.
Gene Woodling was born on this day in 1922 Willie (Puddin Head) Jones was born on this day in 1925
(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
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
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