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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

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


Born: 2

Joe De Maestri was born on this day in 1928          Billy Klaus* was born on this day in 1928


       Events/Transactions: 7

1) St.Louis Cardinals player/manager Rogers Hornsby was named NL MVP on this date in 1925.


1952 Topps #88 Bob Feller Card                      
2) Pitcher Bob Feller
of the Cleveland Indians enlisted in the US Navy on this date in 1941.
3) Also on this date in 1941, the NY Yankees traded outfielder Tommy Holmes to the Boston Braves.

4) Oakland of the PCL traded infielder Bill Rigney to the NY Giants on this date in 1943.


5) First baseman/outfielder George (Catfish) Metkovich was traded by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1947 to the
St.Louis Browns for infielder and future General Hospital TV star Johnny Berardino.


6) Pitcher Russ Meyer was traded by the Brooklyn Dodgers to the Chicago Cubs for Don Elston on this date in 1955.
7) Also on this date in 1955, the Philadelphia Phillies purchased outfielder Frank Baumholtz from the Chicago Cubs.

Died: 1

Branch Rickey** died on this date in 1965

** Branch Rickey shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.