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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

August 9
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 2

        Ralph Houk was born on this day in 1919                 Milt Bolling* was born on this day in 1932


Events/Transactions: 6
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) Pitcher Ed Blake was traded to the Cincinnati Reds from the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1949.
2) The Cleveland Indians released utility infielder and part time actor Johnny Berardino on this date in 1950.
"Bernie" would go on to have short stints with the Pirates and Browns before he returned to Cleveland prior to the '52 season.

3) Braves Catcher Ebba St. Claire was involved in 3 double plays in a game
against the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1951. This tied the ML record for catchers at the time. Boxscore
4) On this date in 1956, longtime Brooklyn Dodgers radio announcer Connie Desmond* retired
from the broadcast booth.



5 Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams* blasted his 511 career home run on this date in 1960. Williams connected
off Jim Perry of the Cleveland Indians and his HR tied him with Mel Ott on the all-time HR list. Boxscore
6) On this date in 1967, the California Angels purchased pitcher Curt Simmons from the Chicago Cubs.


Died: 3

                              1952 Topps #112 Henry Majesky Card                              
     Henry (Hank) Majeski died on this date in 1991                        Gene Hermanski died on this date in 2010

Johnny Logan* died on this date in 2013