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.
Bobby Adams was born on this day in 1921 Paul LaPalme was born on this day in 1923
Sam Jones was born on this day in 1925 Pete Whisenant was born on this day in 1929*
1) Pitcher Early Wynn and first baseman Mickey Vernon were traded
by the Washington Senators to the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1948 for 1st baseman
Eddie Robinson, Ed Klieman, and pitcher Joe Haynes.
2) Pitchers Walt (Monk) Dubiel and knuckleballer Dutch Leonard were traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Chicago Cubs
on this date in 1948 for Hank Borowy and first baseman Eddie Waitkus.
3) Infielders Al Dark and teammate Eddie Stanky were traded
by the Boston Braves to the NY Giants on this date in 1949 for Buddy Kerr, Sam Web, outfielder
Willard Marshall, and infielder/outfielder Sid Gordon.
4) On this date in 1953, Harvey Kuenn* was voted American League
Rookie of the Year.
5) Pitchers Bobby Shantz and Johnny Klippstien, along with outfielder Gene Woodling,
were taken in the expansion draft by the new Washington Senators on this date in 1960 . The new Los Angeles Angeles drafted, among others, 1st basemen
Ted Kluszewski and Steve Bilko, pitcher Ned Garver, and third baseman Eddie Yost.
6) Pitcher Harvey Haddix* was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Baltimore orioles
on this date in 1963.
7) On this date in 1965, the Chicago White Sox named former Cardinals infielder Eddie Stanky as their new manager.
Frank Baumholtz died on this date in 1997
Hank Arft died on this date in 2002 Clarence (Cuddles) Marshall died on this date in 2007
Sy Berger* died on this date in 2014