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.
Hal Gregg was born on this day in 1921 Al Federoff* was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Bobo Newsom* was purchased by the New York Yankees from the Washington Senators on this date in 1947.
2) On this date in 1948, the Brooklyn Dodgers signed speedster Sam Jethroe as a free agent.
3) Pittsburg Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner* and St.Louis Cardinals infielder Red Schoendienst hit home runs to power the NL
to a 14 inning 4-3 win over the AL in the ML All-Star game on this date in 1950. Boxscore
4) Pitcher Ralph Branca was released by the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1954.
5) Also on this date in 1954, New York Giants outfielder Don Mueller hit for the cycle against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The first 6 players in the Giants starting line-up hit home runs in this game. Boxscore
6) In 1956 on this date, the Chicago White Sox selected off waivers from the St.Louis Cardinals, pitcher Ellis Kinder.
7) Pitcher Tom Lasorda* was traded by the the Kansas City Athletics to the New York Yankees on this date in 1956.
8) On this date in 1960, NL All-Star catcher Del Crandall homered and NL pitcher Bob Friend notched his 2nd
All-Star win as the NL defeated the AL 5-4. Boxscore
9) On this date in 1961, NL All-Star pitcher Stu Miller is blown off the mound by high winds at Candlestick
Park in San Francisco and called for balking. The balk lead to the AL tying the game at 3-3. The NL would
go on and win it 5-4 in 10 innings. Boxscore
Chet Nichols died on this date in 1982 Chuck Stobbs died on this date in 2008