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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

July 21
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.



Born: 2

Dick Smith* was born on this day in 1927          Jerry Snyder* was born on this say in 1929


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

1) Outfielder Hank Edwards was selected off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds from the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1951.
2) The Cleveland Indians selected outfielder Barney McCosky off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1951.
3) Also in 1951 on this date, the St.Louis Browns purchased from Oklahoma City, outfielder Bob Nieman*.


4) Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese collected his 2000th hit in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals
on this date in 1956. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1959, the Milwaukee Braves selected 2nd baseman Bobby Avila off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.


6) The Detroit Tigers traded Harry Chiti* to the Baltimore Orioles for Frank House in a swap of catchers
on this date in 1961.


1952 Topps #119 Maurice McDermott Card                        
7) Pitcher Maurice (Mickey) McDermott was purchased by the Kansas City Athletics from the St. Louis Cardinals
on this date in 1961.
8) On this date in 1962, the Cincinnati Reds purchased pitcher Joe Nuxhall from San Diego of the PCL.
This was Nuxhall's 3rd stint with Cincinnati.


9) Pitcher Cal McLish* was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1964.
10) On this date in 1972, the Los Angeles Dodgers released  pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm, 2 days before his 49th birthday.


Died: 2

Roger Bowman* died on this date in 1997                      Ralph Houk died on this date in 2010