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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 5
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 3

                                                
     Ebba St. Claire was born on this day in 1921               Eddie Yuhas was born on this day in 1924


Rocky Krsnich* was born on this day in 1927 

 

 

Events/Transactions: 7
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 


1) On this date in 1922, St.Louis Cardinals infielder Rogers Hornsby* hit his 28th home run, setting a new NL record
for single-season home runs. "Rajah" would finish the season with 42 home runs and a .401 batting average. Boxscore

 

                    
2) Pitcher Luis Aloma was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1949.
3) The Philadelphia Athletics selected 2nd baseman Cass Michaels off waivers from the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1952.
4) In 1960 on this date, the St.Louis Cardinals released catcher Darrell Johnson*.

 

                    
5) Centerfielder Willie Mays was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on this date in 1979.
6) Also on this date in 1979, longtime Chicago teams announcer Jack Brickhouse* was honored in pre-game ceremonies at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The game was Brickhouse's 5,000th television broadcast of a game.
7) In 1980 on this date, winning his 1,000th career game as a manager, was Montreal Expo manager Darrell Johnson*

    

Died: 2

                         1952 Topps #44 Con Dempsey Card
Cal Hogue died on this date in 2005          Con Dempsey died on this date in 2006

 

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