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.
Phil Cavarretta was born on this day in 1916
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1936, 17 year old Bob Feller made his ML pitching debut against the
Washington Senators. Boxscore
2) Outfielder Paul Lehner* was selected off waivers by the Cleveland Indians from the St.Louis Browns
on this date in 1951.
3) On this date in 1959, NY Yankee outfielder Enos (Country) Slaughter hit a pair
of home runs in a game against the Chicago White Sox. Boxscore
At age 43, Slaughter became the oldest player to accomplish that feat up to that time.
4) Infielder Grady Hatton was signed by the Chicago Cubs as a free agent on this date in 1960.
5) The Washington Senators signed Mike Garcia as a free agent in 1961 on this date.
6) On this date in 1963, the Baltimore Orioles released right handed pitcher Ivan (Ike) Delock.
7) Infielder Daryl Spencer* was released by the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1963.
8) Also on this date in 1963, Phillies outfielder Roy Sievers hit his 300th career home run. Boxscore
9) In 1965 on this date, the San Francisco Giants signed as a free agent, pitcher Warren Spahn.
Elmer Valo died on this date in 1998 Frank (Spec) Shea died on this date in 2002