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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 26
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

 

Born: 2

                                                
     Alex Kellner was born on this day in 1924               Tom Poholsky was born on this day in 1929

 

Events/Transactions: 6
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

                    
1) On this date in 1939, the Brooklyn Dodgers* and Cincinnati Reds* game at Ebbets Field was
telecast over W2XBS in Brooklyn, New York. Red Barber* was the announcer for the first televised ML ballgame.
Boxscore

 

                    
2) First baseman Chuck Connors* of the Chicago Cubs hit his 2nd and last ML home run on this date in 1951. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1955, the Chi. White Sox traded OF Gil Coan to the New York Giants for OF Ron Northey.

 

1952 Topps #39 Dizzy Trout Baseball Card                         1952 Topps #100 Del Rice Card
4) Pitcher Dizzy trout was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a free agent on this date in 1957.
5) On this date in 1959, the Milwaukee Braves released catcher Del Rice.

 

                        
6) Leo Durocher was hired as new manager of the Houston Astros on this date in 1972.
Durocher, former recent manager of the Cubs, replaced Salty Parker who
had just recently replaced Harry (The Hat) Walker*.

    

Died: 2

                              
Dick Wakefield* died on this date in 1985            Cal McLish died on this date in 2010

 

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