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 Prince* was born on this day in 1916 Paul Lehner* was born on this day in 1920
Ken Wood was born on this day in 1924 Hersh Freeman* was born on this day in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Then Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Casey Stengel* was traded to the New York Giants
on this date in 1921.
2) On this date in 1941, NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio* got hits in both games of a double-header against the
Boston Red Sox, tying "Wee" Willie Keeler's ML 44 game hitting streak record. "Jolten Joe" would go on to set
the new ML hitting streak at 56 games. 1st game Boxscore, 2nd game Boxscore
3) Outfielder Earl Rapp* of Oakland in the PCL was traded to the New York Giants on this date in 1951.
4) Also on this date in 1951, Cleveland Indian fire-baller Bob Feller hurled his 3rd career no-hitter. Feller tied both Cy Young
and Larry Corcoran while defeating the Detroit Tigers and pitcher Bob Cain 2-1. Boxscore
5) Pitcher Marv Grissom* was selected off waivers by the New York Giants from the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1953.
6) On this date in 1955, pitcher Joe Coleman* was released by the Baltimore Orioles.
7) Also on this date in 1955, The Chicago White Sox released infielder Vern Stephens.
8) Pitcher George Zuverink and catcher Frank Zupo were the 10th inning battery for the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1957.
They were the 1st "Z" battery in ML baseball history. The New York Yankees beat the "Z" battery and the Orioles 3-2. Boxscore
9) On this date in 1959, 3rd baseman Willie (Puddin Head) Jones was purchased by the Cincinnati Redlegs
from the Cleveland Indians .
10) In 1961 on this date , the Baltimore Orioles released catcher Clint Courtney*.
Ray Scarborough died on this date in 1982 Bill Miller died on this date in 2003