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.
Ted Lepcio was born on this day in 1930
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) White Sox pitcher Ted Lyons**, on this date in 1934, hit 2 doubles in the same inning to tie a ML
record. The doubles helped the White Sox defeat the Browns 14-6. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1940, New York Yankees left fielder Charlie "King Kong" Keller* walloped
3 homers in the first game of a double header with the Chicago White Sox. Boxscore
** Ted Lyons shown as 1952 Detroit Tigers coach.
3) On this date in 1949, Detroit Tigers pitcher Dizzy Trout hit a 9th inning grand slam to help defeat the
Washington Senators. Boxscore
4) Outfielder Ray Coleman and catcher Jay Porter* were traded by the Chicago White Sox to the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1952.
In the transaction, the White Sox obtained from the Browns catcher Darrell Johnson*and outfielder Jim Rivera*
5) Recently fired St.Louis Browns manager Rogers Hornsby* was hired to replace Luke Sewell* as manger of the Cincinnati Reds
on this date in 1952.
6) On this date in 1954, Giants outfielder Jim "Dusty" Rhodes smacked 3 consecutive homes runs
in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Boxscore
7) On this date in 1960, catcher Jim Hegan was released by the Chicago Cubs.
8) Hustling outfielder Enos (Country) Slaughter and knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm were inducted into the baseball
Hall of Fame on this date in 1985.
Steve Souchock died on this date in 2002