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.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Mel Queen* was purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the New York Yankees
on this date in 1947.
2) In 1950 on this date, the New York Giants selected pitcher Jim Hearn off waivers
from the St.Louis Cardinals.
3) Ralph Kiner* hit a home run in his 3rd consecutive All-Star game on this date in 1951. Boxscore
4) On this date in 1953, Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca was selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.
5) Also in 1953 on this date, the St.Louis Browns released pitcher Max Lanier.
6) NL All-Stars Willie Mays and Stan Musial*, along with AL All-Stars Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams*, hit HR's in the 1956
All-Star game on this date. The NL defeated the AL 7-3. Boxscore
7) Pitcher Lew Burdette* of the Milwaukee Braves hit 2 home runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers on this date in 1958.
8) On this date in 1968, the Baltimore Orioles fired manager Hank Bauer.