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.
Milo Candini* was born on this day in 1917 Jim Hegan was born on this day in 1920
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Satchel Paige** of the Cleveland Indians made his first major league start a success with a 5-3 victory
over the Washington Senators on this date in 1948. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1957, former Browns and now Washington Senators outfielder Roy Sievers tied a ML record
by hitting his 6th homer in 6 games.
Sievers home run helped the Senators defeat the Detroit Tigers 4-3. Boxscore
** Satchel Paige shown on Keith Conforti designed card.
3) Infielder George Strickland was released by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1960.
4) On this date in 1962, New York Mets infielder/outfielder Frank Thomas* hit 2 home runs in a game for the 3rd straight game.
Thomas became only the 2nd player in NL history with 6 home runs in 3 consecutive games. Boxscore
5) In 1966 on this date, the Pittsburgh Pirates released right handed pitcher Bob Purkey*.
6) Dodger great Duke Snider was inducted into the Baseball HOF on this date in 1980.
7) On this date in 1986, Boston Red Sox second baseman and 9 time all-star Bobby Doerr* was inducted into the HOF.
8) Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda* and 12 time all-star 2nd baseman Nellie Fox* were inducted
into the Baseball HOF on this date in 1997.