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.
Larry Jansen was born on this day in 1920 Len Okrie* was born on this day in 1923
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1941, NY Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio* went 3-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 56 games.
2) Leo Durocher was hired as manager of the New York Giants on this date in 1948.
3) Also on this date in 1948, the Philadelphia Phillies fired Ben Chapman* as their manager.
*1952 Topps card #391 of Ben Chapman actually portrays Sam Chapman. More Info. Here
4) Yankee rookie Mickey Mantle was sent down to Kansas City, the Yankees miner league affiliate,
on this date in 1951. The Yankees would recall him on August 20th.
5) On this date in 1952, former Red Sox, now Detroit Tigers 1st baseman Walt Dropo got 2 hits against the Washington
Senators, giving him 15 hits in 4 games, tying an AL record. Boxscore
6) St.Louis Browns catcher Clint Courtney*, 1st baseman Dick Kryhoski, and outfielder Jim Dyck* tied a ML record by hitting
consecutive solo home runs in the 1st inning of a game on this date in 1953. Boxscore
7) Outfielder Ron Northey was traded to the New York Giants from Charleston of the American Association on this date in 1955.
8) On this date in 1955, outfielder Gil Coan was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Baltimore Orioles.
9) Also in 1955 on this date, the Baltimore Orioles purchased outfielder Jim Dyck* from the Cleveland Indians.
10) Also on this date in 1955, the Kansa City Athletics released right-handed pitcher Johnny Sain.
11) Jack Harshman*, Baltimore Orioles pitcher, hit 2 home runs in a game against the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1958.
12) The Washington Senators purchased outfielder Roy Sievers from the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1964 .
13) In 2003 on this date, after brief ML appearances in 1976 and 1980, 77 year old St.Paul Saints player Minnie Minoso drew a walk
and became the only player to play professional baseball for 7 decades.
Marv Rotblatt* died on this date in 2013