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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 21
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 2

                                                 1952 Topps #79 Gerald Staley Card
     Murry Dickson was born on this day in 1916               Gerald Staley was born on this day in 1920

 

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

                          
1) Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth** became the first ML player to hit 600 career home runs
as the Yankees defeated the St.Louis Browns 11-7 on this date in 1931.  Boxscore
2) On this date in 1956, pitcher Max Surkont was purchased by the New York Giants
from the Boston Red Sox.

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

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                         1952 Topps #26 Monte Irvin Baseball Card
3) 1st baseman Dale Long* was purchased by the New York Yankees from the San Francisco Giants
on this date in 1960.
4) Baseball Commissioner William Eckert named former Giants outfielder Monte Irvin his special assistant
on this date in 1968

  

Died: 1

1952 Topps #109 Ted Wilks Card
Ted Wilks died on this date in 1989

 

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