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.
Ken Raffensberger was born on this day in 1917 Marlin Stuart was born on this day in 1918
Johnny Temple* was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1885, funeral services for Ulysses S. Grant** took place and all baseball games were canceled
in New York City.
** Ulysses S. Grant shown on 1952 Topps Look-n-See card.
2) Pitcher Jim Wilson was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Hank Greenberg on this date in 1945.
Wilson's skull was fractured and he required 2 hours of surgery. He continued to pitch in the ML until 1958. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1946, singer and movie star Bing Crosby** became part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they
were sold to an investor group (including Crosby) for reportedly $2.5 million.
4) In 1954 on this date, the St.Louis Cardinals selected right-handed pitcher Ben Wade off waivers
from the Brooklyn Dodgers.
** Bob Hope/Bing Crosby card designed by Bob Lemke.
5) On this date in 1954, the Brooklyn Dodgers* scored a NL record 13 runs
in the 8th inning of a game against the Cinncinati Reds at Ebbets Field. Boxscore
6) Shortstop Granny Hamner retired from the Kansa City Athletics on this date in 1962.
7) On this date in 1963, former Dodger first baseman Norm Larker* was purchased by the San Francisco Giants
from the Milwaukee Braves.
8) In 1970 on this date, the New York Yankees retired "The old Perfessor" Casey Stengels* number 37.
Howie Pollett died on this date in 1974 Harry (The Hat) Walker* died on this date in 1997
Gene Mauch* died on this date in 2005 Bob (Red) Wilson* died on this date in 2014