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.
Duane Pillette was born on this day in 1922 Preston Ward* was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Right handed pitcher Ken Holcombe was released by the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1952.
2) Holcombe was signed that same day as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox.
3) On this date in 1956, the Baltimore Orioles purchased pitcher Sandy Consuegra* from the Chicago White Sox.
4) Catcher Gus Niarhos was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent on this date in 1958.
5) On this date in 1966, New York Yankees centerfielder Mickey Mantle hit his 493rd
home run of his carrer, tying him with Lou Gehrig in 6th place on the all-time ML home run list.
The blast came against George Brunet of the California Angels. Boxscore
6) Right-handed knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm appeared in his 907th ML game
on this date in 1968 . Boxscore
Hoyt set a new record, breaking Cy Young's 906 ML pitching appearances.
Jerry Lane* died on this day in 1988