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.
Rocky Bridges was born on this day in 1927 Art Houtteman was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1907, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson** won his first game defeating the Cleveland Naps
7-2. The "Big Train" would go on to win 417 games during his 21 year career. Bio.
** Walter Johnson shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card
2) Outfielder Wally Westlake was purchased by the Cleveland Indians from the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1952.
3) On this date in 1957, former Dodger pitcher Jim Hughes* was purchased by the Chicago White Sox
from the the Chicago Cubs.
4) In 1960 on this date, the Chicago White Sox swept a pair from the Washington Senators with pitcher Gerry Staley picking up both wins.
Boxscore Game 1 Boxscore Game 2
5) Outfielder Frank Thomas* was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies from the New York Mets
on this date in 1964.
6) The Atlanta Braves hired their former 3rd baseman Eddie Mathews as manager
to replace Lum Harris on this date in 1972.
7) The only player to have played for the Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta Braves, Eddie Mathews
was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame on this date in 1978.
Maurice (Mickey) McDermott died on this date in 2003