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.
Ken Holcombe was born on this day in 1918 Dale Mitchell was born on this day in 1921 George Kell was born on this day in 1922
Sherm Lollar was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) 17 year old Bob Feller made his starting pitcher debut with the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1936.
In a 4-1 victory over the St.Louis Browns, Feller struck out 15 Browns batters. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1952, New York Giants 3rd baseman Bob Elliott was kicked out of a game against the St.Louis Cardinals
for protesting a called strike 2 at the plate. His replacement was also thrown out. Bob Hofman argued the 3rd strike call
and he was tossed. Two players ejected from the same at-bat. Boxscore
3) Infielder Nellie Fox* had 7 straight hits in a White Sox doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees on this date in 1956.
4) On this date in 1958, Dodger 1st baseman Gil Hodges hit his NL record 14th grand slam HR in a 10-1 win against
the Milwaukee Braves. Boxscore
5) In 1960 on this date, following up on his last start no-hitter, Milwaukee Braves pitcher Lew Burdette* tossed
his 3rd straight shut-out, resulting in a 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boxscore
6) On this date in 1963, left handed pitcher Warren Spahn made his 601st start, which was a new NL record.
Spahn made it count by beating the Dodgers 6-1. Boxscore
Hoyt Wilhelm died on this date in 2002