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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 17
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

 

Born: 1 


Vern Bickford was born on this day in 1920
 

Events/Transactions: 5
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 

                        
1) Former Tigers catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg was traded by the Kansas City Athletics to the Baltimore Orioles
on this date in 1956.
2) On this date in 1957, Philadelphia Phillies All-Star outfielder Richie Ashburn, known for his ability to foul pitches off,
hit spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at bat. The first foul ball broke her nose, the 2nd foul ball hit her while she was
being removed from her seat onto a stretcher. Boxscore

 


3) On this date in 1963, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Dick Hall* retired his 28th consecutive batter in relief as he shut
down the Athletics in the final inning of a 6-1 victory. Boxscore

 

                        
4) Former Brave Eddy Mathews was traded by the Houston Astros to the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1967.
5) On this date in 1973, in a game against the Cincinnati Reds, future HOF'er Willie Mays hit his 660th, and last, home run.
Boxscore
 

     

Died: 4

                    1952 Topps #89 Johnny Lipon Card                   
         Al Sima died on this date in 1993         Johnny Lipon died on this date in 1998        Davey Williams died on this date in 2009
 


Jack Harshman* died on this date in 2013

 

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