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.
Doug Hansen* was born on this day in 1928
1) On this date in 1926, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis** was given a new 7 year term
as commissioner with a raise in salary to $65,000.
** Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
2) On this date in 1938, catcher Ray Mueller* was traded by the Boston Bees
to the Pittsburgh Pirates for catcher Al Todd and outfielder Johnny Dickshot.
3) First baseman Don Bollweg was traded by the New York Yankees to the Philadelphia Athletics in an 11 player trade on this date in 1953.
The Yankees received, among others, 1st baseman Eddie Robinson and pitcher Harry Byrd*.
4) On this date in 1954, center fielder Willie Mays was voted National League MVP.
5) Outfielder Wally Post was traded by Cincinnati Redlegs to the Philadelphia Phillies
on this date in 1957 for left-handed pitcher Harvey Haddix*.
6) On this date in 1975, the colorful entreprenurial Bill Veeck returned to MLB as a group he headed purchased
80% of the Chicago White Sox.
7) Former Yankee infielder Billy Martin was fired as New York Yankee manager for the 3rd time on this date in 1983.
Yankee owner George Steinbrenner announced that Yogi Berra would be
the new Yankees manager.
Joe Hatten died on this date in 1988