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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 2
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 2

    Bill Posedel was born on this day in 1906           Lloyd Merriman* was born on this day in 1924


Events/Transactions: 11
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) Future HOF'er Rogers Hornsby* was replaced as Chicago Cubs manager with Charlie Grimm* on this date in 1932.
33 year old 1st baseman Grimm would lead the Cubs to the '32 NL pennant and remain as player/manager of the Cubs for 5 years.


               1952 Topps #18 Merrill Combs Baseball Card              1952 Topps #34 Elmer Valo Baseball Card
2) Pitcher Gene Bearden was selected off waivers by the Washington Senators from the Cleveland Indians
on this date in 1950.
3) The Cleveland Indians purchased pitcher Merrill Combs from the Washington Senators also on this date in 1950.
4) Also on this date in 1950, in a game against  the Chicago White Sox, Athletics' outfielder Elmer Valo hit for the cycle.



                   1952 Topps #79 Gerald Staley Card
5) Pitcher Tommy Byrne was released by the Washington Senators on this date in 1953.
6) The Chicago White Sox then signed Tommy Byrne as a free agent that same day after his release from the Senators.
7) On this date in 1956, Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Jensen had 9 RBI's in a game against the Detroit Tigers.
8) In 1961 on this date, the Kansas City Athletics traded to the Detroit Tigers, pitcher Gerald Staley.


9) 1st baseman Dale Long* was released by the New York Yankees on this date in 1963.
10) On this date in 1966, pitcher Billy Hoeft was released by the Chicago Cubs.
11) In 1992 on this date, left handed pitcher and former Detroit Tiger great Hal Newhouser* was inducted into the HOF.


Died: 1

Al Federoff* died on this date in 2011