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.
Johnny Wyrostek was born on this day in 1919 Sy Berger** was born on this day in 1927
Jack Harshman* was born on this day in 1927
** Sy Berger was the mastermind behind the 1952 Topps
baseball card set.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1945, Boston Braves outfielder Tommy Holmes was held hitless to end his 37 game hitting streak.
2) Outfielder Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians, infielder Jackie Robinson, catcher Roy Campanella and pitcher Don Newcombe* of the Brooklyn Dodgers
were the 1st black players to appear in a ML All-star game on this date in 1949. Boxscore
3) Yankee pitcher Allie Reynolds hurled a no-hitter against Bob Feller and the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1951.
Reynolds 1-0 victory came courtesy of a solo home run by Gene Woodling. Boxscore
4) 3rd baseman Eddie Mathews hit the 1st grand slam HR in Milwaukee Braves history on this date in 1953. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1954, pitcher Larry Jansen was released by the New York Giants.
6) In 1955 on this date, the NL defeated the AL 6-5 when AL pitcher Frank Sullivan's 1st pitch of the 12th inning
was hit for a walk-off HR by St.Louis Cardinal slugger Stan Musial*. Boxscore
AL catcher Yogi Berra had just told Musial his feet were hurting as Musial approached the batters box when
Musial told Berra, "Don't worry, I'll have you home in a minute".
7) Manager Eddie Stanky was fired by the Chicago White Sox and replaced with Al Lopez* on this date in 1968.
Harry Schaeffer* died on this date in 2008