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.
Marion Fricano* was born on this day in 1923
Bruce Edwards was born on this day in 1923 Bob Wellman was born on this day in 1925
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1932, Pittsburgh Crawfords hurler Satchel Paige** tossed a no-hitter against the New York Black Yankees
at Greenlee Field in Pittsburgh.
* Satchel Paige shown on Keith Conforti designed card.
2) Then NL President Ford Frick** announced that 2 foot screens were to be installed on the inside of all foul poles
on this date in 1939. The AL eventually followed suit. This practice is still followed to this day.
3) The Brooklyn Dodgers traded rotund pitcher Bobo Newsom* to the St.Louis
Browns on this date in 1943.
**Ford Frick shown on 1952Topps Look-N-See style card
4) Det. Tigers 1st baseman Walt Dropo got his 12th consecutive hit in a game against the Washington Senators
on this date in 1952. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1954, the Philadelphia Phillies obtained catcher Gus Niarhos from the
Boston Red Sox.
6) Pitcher Howie Pollet was re-signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a free agent on this date in 1956.
7) On this date in 1958, the San Francisco Giants obtained pitcher Don Johnson from Toronto of the IL.
Billy Loes died on this date in 2010