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.
Leo Durocher was born on this day in 1905 Ray Boone was born on this day in 1923
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Former pitching great Dizzy Dean* was elected to the Hall of Fame
on this date in 1953.
2) Pitcher Hal Newhouser* was released by the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1953.
3) On this date in 1966, catcher Clyde McCullough was released by the Chicago Cubs.
4) In 1958 on this date, the Detroit Tigers traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, catcher Jim Hegan.
5) Outfielder Jimmy Piersall* was released by the New York Mets on this date in 1963.
6) Also on this date in 1963, Jimmy Piersall was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels.
7) In 1997 on this date, the Detroit Tigers retired Hal Newhouser's* uniform number 16. Newhouser pitched
15 seasons for the Tigers and won back-to-back MVP awards in '44 and '45.
8) On this date in 2008, former Dodger outfielder and major league manager Dick Williams
was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.
Bill Tuttle*died on this date in 1998 Bob Hope** died on this date in 2003
* Bob Hope was a part owner of the Cleveland Indians for many years, including