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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

July 18
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 2

     Johnny Hopp was born on this day in 1916               Eddie Kazak was born on this day in 1920


Events/Transactions: 10
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) Outfielder Dave Philley was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from Shreveport of the Texas League
on this date in 1941.
2) On this date in 1947, Detroit Tigers pitcher and future ML manager Fred Hutchinson shut out the NY Yankees
8-0, stopping the Yankees 19 game winning streak. Boxscore


3) Red Sox slugger Ted Williams* went 5 for 5 for the 1st time, including 2 HR's, in a game against the St.Louis Browns
on this date in 1947. Boxscore
4) On this date in 1951, infielder Johnny Berardino was released by the St.Louis Browns.
5) In 1956 on this date, the Cincinnati Redlegs signed as a free agent, catcher  Bruce Edwards.


6) Dodgers 1st baseman Gil Hodges hit his 12th career grand slam to tie the NL record of Rogers Hornsby and Ralph Kiner
on this day in 1957. The slam came against Cardinals pitcher Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell. Boxscore

1952 Topps #99 Gene Woodling Card
7) Also on this date in 1957, Cleveland Indians outfielder Gene Woodling threw out 2 Washington baserunners from left field
(one at 2nd base, one at home plate) to tie a ML record. Washington still won the game 4-0. Boxscore


8) Harry (The Hat) Walker* was fired as manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1967.
9) On this date in 1970, Giant's centerfielder Willie Mays got his 3,000th career hit in a 10-1 win over the
the Montreal Expos. Boxscore
10) In 1999 on this date, the New York Yankees celebrated the playing career of catcher Yogi Berra with
Yogi Berra Day at Yankee Stadium. Yankee pitcher David Cone highlighted the day by tossing a perfect game against
the Montreal Expos. Boxscore


Died: 1

Del Wilber died on this date in 2002