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.
Jerry Lane* was born on this day in 1926 Al Smith* was born on this day in 1928
1) On this date in 1948, outfielder Johnny Wyrostek was traded to the Cincinnati Reds by the Philadelphia Phillies.
2) On this date in 1949, the New York Yankees signed outfielder Joe DiMaggio* to a $100,000 contract.
3) "Dem Bums", the Brooklyn Dodgers*, officially became the Los Angeles Dodgers on this date in 1958.
4) The owner of the Chicago White Sox, Dorothy Rigney, agreed to sell the club to Bill Veeck* on this date in 1959.
(The Dodgers and the White Sox would meet in the 1959 World Series)
5) On this date in 1961, outfielder Jackie Jensen signed a $40,000 contract with the
Boston Red Sox.
Warren Giles** died on this date in 1979 Paul LaPalme died on this date in 1979
** Warren Giles shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.