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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 19
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 1


Jim Finigan* was born on this day in 1928

       

Events/Transactions: 4
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

                    
1) Browns owner Bill Veeck* hired 3 foot 7 inch Eddie Gaedel* and sent him up to bat against the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1951.
Tigers Left handed pitcher and soon to be St.Louis Brown pitcher
, a laughing Bob Cain, walked Gaedel on 4 pitches. Jim Delsing then
pinch ran for Gaedel as Gaedel waved and bowed to a cheering crowd. Boxscore

 

 

 1952 Topps #55 Ray Boone Baseball Card                   
2) Shortstop Ray Boone was selected off waivers by the Milwaukee Braves from the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1959.
3) On this date in 1960,  pitcher Bob Rush was released by the Chicago White Sox.
4) In 1968 on this date, the Pittsburgh Pirates released left handed pitcher Bill Henry*.

 

   

Died: 2

                   
             Dee Fondy died on this date in 1999                     Jackie Mayo* died on this date in 2014

 

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