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.
Jim Turner was born on this day in 1903
Clem Labine was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Outfielder Johnny Groth was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent on this date in 1948.
2) On this date in 1949, the Pittsburgh Pirates purchased 1st baseman Jack (Stretch) Phillips from the New York Yankees.
3) St.Louis Browns pitcher Satchel Paige* out dueled Detroit Tigers pitcher Virgil (Fire) Trucks in a 12 inning 1-0 victory
on this date in 1952. Paige became the oldest player in ML history to pitch a complete game and/or a shutout. Boxscore
4) Outfielder Ted Williams* appeared in his first game for the Boston Red Sox after returning from his military duty
in Korea on this date in 1953. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1956, the Baltimore Orioles released outfielder Hoot Evers.
6) Pitcher Joe Black was signed as a free agent by the Washington Senators on this date in 1957.
7) On this date in 1965, long time Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts was signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros.
8) In 1973 on this date, former Boston and Milwaukee Braves star left handed pitcher Warren Spahn was inducted into the HOF.
9) Former Yankee great Yogi Berra was fired as manager of the NY Mets on this date in 1975.
As interim manager, the Mets promoted coach Roy McMillan.
Jack Brickhouse* died on this date in 1998