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.
Ellis Kinder was born on this day in 1914 Sibbi Sisti was born on this day in 1920
Hoyt Wilhelm was born on this day in 1922 Bill Miller was born on this day in 1927
Dick Brodowski was born on this day in 1932
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Brooklyn Dodger OF Jim Russell switch-hit 2 home runs in a game against the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1950.
Russell became the first switch-hitter to accomplish the feat more than once. Boxscore
2) The Chicago White Sox purchased infielder Bobby Adams from the Cincinnati Redlegs on this date in 1955.
3) Also in 1955 on this date, the Baltimore Orioles signed as a free agent, pitcher Ted Gray.
4) On this date in 1957, Yankee centerfielder Mickey Mantle slugged the 200th home run of his carrer.
"The Mick" did it batting left handed off Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning at Yankee Stadium, Boxscore
5) Pitcher Bud Byerly was traded to the San Francisco Giants by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1959.
6) On this date in 1960, outfielder Bobby Thomson was released by the Baltimore Orioles.
7) Also in 1960 on this date, the Detroit Tigers traded to the Cleveland Indians infielder Rocky Bridges.
8) Outfielder Hank Bauer was released by the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1961.
9) On this date in 1962, Milwaukee Braves lefty Warren Spahn hit his 31st career home run in a game against the
New York Mets, setting a new NL record for pitchers. Boxscore
10) In 1998 on this date, in ceremonies at Cooperstown, New York, centerfielder Larry Doby
was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.
Rubin Gomez* died on this date in 2004 Bob Savage* died on this date in 2013