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.
Jim Wilson was born on this day in 1922 Sal Yvars was born on this day in 1924 Roy Face* was born on this day in 1928
1) The St.Louis Cardinals* ball club was purchased by August A. Busch on this date in 1953.
2) In 1958 on this date, the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission approved the Brooklyn Dodgers* proposal to use the
Coliseum (starting in 1958) for their scheduled games as the Los Angeles Dodgers.
3) Centerfielder Willie Mays signed a $100,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants on this date in 1963.
4) Also in 1963 on this date, the Chicago Cubs hired Bob Kennedy as their sole
and only manager.
(This ended the Cubs radical "college of coaches" system of revolving managers).
5) The Oakland Athletics signed Billy Martin to a 2 year contract as manager
on this date in 1980. ("Billy Ball" began)
Joe Rossi died on this date in 1999
Bill Rigney died on this date in 2001 Curt Gowdy* died on this date in 2006