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.
Jim Suchecki*was born on this day in 1926 Darrell Johnson* was born on this day in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1948, Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Lemon tossed his 8th shut-out of the year. The Indians pounded
the Red Sox in Boston 9-0. Boxscore
2) Virgil Trucks of the Detroit Tigers tossed his 2nd no-hitter of the season against the New York Yankees on this date in 1952. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1953, 2nd baseman Connie Ryan was the selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox s from the Philadelphia Phillies.
4) In 1956 on this date, the New York Yankees selected outfielder Enos (Country) Slaughter off waivers from Kansas City Athletics.
5) Also on this date in 1956, to make room for Slaughter on their roster, the NY Yankees released shortstop Phil Rizzuto.
(With Ballantines's Beer endorsement, Rizzuto would be in the Yankee's announcing booth the next year)
6) 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski was traded to the Chicago White Sox by the Pittsburgh Pirates
on this date in 1959. In the trade, the Pirates obtained 1st baseman/outfielder (Suitcase) Harry Simpson
Obtained for pennant insurance, big Klu would go on to hit .297 for the remainder of the season and .391 along with
3 home runs in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
7) Outfielder Hank Sauer was released by the San Francisco Giants on this date in 1959.
8) On this date in 1960, Boston Red Sox outfielder Vic Wertz hit his 2nd career pinch hit grand slam home run,
tying a ML record. Boxscore
9) In 1961 on this date, in a 5-2 Minnesota Twins win over the Baltimore Orioles, Orioles outfielder Dave Philley got his 23rd pinch hit
of the season, setting a new ML record. Boxscore
Sam Zoldak died on this date in 1966 Waite Hoyt* died on this date in 1984
Jim Brideweser* died on this date in 1989