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.
Bill Rigney was born on this day in 1918 Hank Edwards was born on this day in 1919
1) The New York Yankees traded infielder Jerry Priddy and pitcher Milo Candini*to the Washington Senators
on this date in 1943.
2) The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased pitcher Murry Dickson from the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1949.
3) In 1953 on this date, infielder Billy Hitchcock was traded by the Philadelphia Athletics to the
Detroit Tigers for infielder Don Kolloway.
4) On this date in 1958, catcher Roy Campanella suffered a broken neck in a car crash, ending his playing career.
5) Also on this date in 1958, outfielder/first baseman and future HOF'er Stan Musial* signed a $100,000 contract with the St.Louis Cardinals.
This contract made Musial the highest paid player in the National League.
6) Also on this date in 1958, the Cleveland Indians purchased first baseman Mickey Vernon from the Boston Red Sox.
7) In 1967 on this date, former Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey was elected into baseball's Hall of Fame. Rickey was credited
with breaking the color barrier by promoting and signing Jackie Robinson to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
8) On this date in 1969, Jim lemon* was fired as manager of the Washington Senators.
He would be replaced by HOF slugger Ted Williams*.