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.
Doc Cramer** was born on this day in 1905 Jim Rivera* was born on this day in 1922
**Doc Cramer shown as 1952 Chicago White Sox coach.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Shortstop Leo Durocher was purchased by the New York Yankees from Hartford of the Eastern
League on this date in 1925.
2) In 1952 on this date , the Detroit Tigers released pitcher Fred Hutchinson.
3) Pitcher Ralph Branca was signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees on this date in 1954.
4) Also on this date in 1954, catcher Ralph Houk was released by the New York Yankees.
5) In 1958 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies hired as their new manager, Eddie Sawyer*.
Sawyer had previously managed the Phillies from 1948 to 1952.
6) Pitcher Mike Fornieles* was released by the Minnesota Twins on this date in 1963.
7) On this date in 1989, infielder Red Schoendienst was inducted into baseballs Hall of Fame.
8) In 2002 on this date, the Boston Red Sox held a special day at Fenway Park for Ted Williams*.
Called "A Celebration of an American Hero", the 2 hour ceremony highlighted Ted's baseball
and military career. Celebration