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.
George Bamberger* was born on this day in 1920
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Bob Kelly was signed as an amateur free agent by the the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1947.
2) The New York Yankees purchased pitcher Bill Miller from Syracuse of the IL on this date in 1951.
3) In 1952 on this date, the NY Yankees selected off waivers from the Brooklyn Dodgers, pitcher Johnny Schmitz .
4) Infielder Henry (Hank) Majeski was released by the the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1955.
5) The Baltimore Orioles purchased infielder Grady Hatton from the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1956..
6) In 1957 on this date, the Detroit Tigers purchased from the KC Athletics, outfielder Johnny Groth.
7) On this date in 1957, Brooklyn Dodgers 1st baseman Gil Hodges hit his NL record breaking 13th grand slam home run.
This would also be the last grand slam home run in Brooklyn Dodger history. Boxscore
8) Catcher Gus Niarhos was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1958.
9) On this date in 1975, the New York Yankees signed for the first time as their manager, Billy Martin.