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.
Bob Purkey* was born on this day in 1929
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Cleveland Indians player/manager Lou Boudreau* and Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams* put on a hitting display on this date in 1946.
Boudreau had 4 doubles and a home run while Williams countered with 3 home runs as the Red Sox won the game 11-10. Boxscore
The pair would later become teammates when Boudreau signed with the Red Sox as a free agent in 1950.
2) Pitcher Satchel Paige* was signed by the St.Louis Browns as a free agent on this date in 1951.
3) On this date in 1953, outfielder Barney McCosky was released by the Cleveland Indians.
4) Behind the pitching of the Phillies Robin Roberts and the Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn, the National League defeated the
American League 5 to 1 in the All Star game played at Cincinnati's Crosley Field on this date in 1953. Boxscore
5) In 1955 on this date, the Baltimore Orioles purchased pitcher Hal Brown* from the
Chicago White Sox.
6) Pitcher Bill Wight of the Clev. Indians was traded for OF Hoot Evers of the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1955.
7) Also on this date in 1955, the Cleveland Indians signed 2-time batting champ Ferris Fain as a free agent .
8) Red Sox Mel Parnell pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1956. Boxscore
9) On this date in 1957, Detroit Tigers pitcher Billy Hoeft homered twice in a game against the Baltimore
10) Also in 1957 on this date, the St.Louis Cardinals traded outfielder Bob Thorpe to the Detroit Tigers.
11) On this date in 1967, slugger Eddie Mathews hit his 500th home run to help the
Houston Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 8-6. Boxscore
Jackie Jensen died on this date in 1982 Matt Batts died on this date in 2013