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.
John Kucab was born on this day in 1919
1) The New York Yankees traded 1st baseman Dick Kryhoski to the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1948.
2-3) OF/1st baseman Johnny Hopp and catcher Bob Swift were released by the
Detroit Tigers on this date in 1952.
4) Pitcher Bob Cain was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Philadelphia Athletics
on this date in 1953.
5) On this date in 1957, the Boston Red Sox released infielder Gene Mauch*.
6) The NY Yankees fired announcer Mel Allen* on this date in 1964. Allen, known for his
phrases of "going, going, gone" and "how about that", would be hired back by the Yankees
after Yankee fans voiced their discontent over his dismissal.
Walt Dropo died on this date in 2010.