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.
Luke Easter was born on this day in 1915 Don Kolloway was born on this day in 1918
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1948, the Brooklyn Dodgers obtained Ernie Harwell* to announce Dodger games when Red Barber took ill.
He called Dodger games through 1949, then signed to call NY Giants games from '50 to '53.
Harwell was best known for his long tenure as the Detroit Tigers announcer from 1960 to 2002.
2) Pitcher Bobby Hogue was selected off waivers by the St.Louis Browns from the NY Yankees on this date in 1952.
3) On this date in 1953, the NY Yankees released catcher Ralph Houk and pitcher Ray Scarborough.
4) Pitcher Vic Raschi* of the NY Yankees had 7 RBI's in a game against the Detroit Tigers
on this date in 1953. Raschi's 7 RBI set a new ML record for pitchers. Boxscore
5) In 1962 on this date, the New York Mets released pitcher Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell.
6) St.Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial* had a statue dedicated to him at Busch stadium in St.Louis on this date in 1968.
7) On this date in 1980, the Seattle Mariners fired manager Darrell Johnson*.
8) New York Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto was was honored with a Phil Rizzuto Day
at Yankee Stadium on this date in 1985.
Sammy White died on this date in 1991