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.
Chuck Stobbs was born on this day in 1929
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1941, New York Yankee slugger Joe DiMaggio* extended his hitting streak to 45 games by hitting a HR
off Boston Red Sox pitcher Dick Newsome. DiMaggio surpassed (Wee) Willie Keelers all time mark with this hit. Boxscore
2) Outfielder Larry Doby was signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1947.
3) On this date in 1948, Brooklyn Dodger rookie catcher Roy Campanella made his Major League
starting debut. "Campy" doubled in his first at bat and added 2 singles in a 6-4 loss to the NY Giants. Boxscore
4) Cleveland Indians Pitcher Bob Feller won his 200th game with a 5-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers
on this date in 1950. Boxscore
5) In 1951 on this date, on the last day of his option to purchase the St.Louis Browns, Bill Veeck* took over the club
from previous owners Bill and Charlie DeWitt. 1951 St.Louis Browns
6) Pitcher Phil Haugstad was released by the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1952.
7) Also in 1952 on this date, Phil Haugstad was signed as a free agent by the St.Louis Browns.
8) On this date in 1955, the Baltimore Orioles selected outfielder Dave Philley off waivers from the
9) Pitcher Bob Lemon was released by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1958.
10) The Cleveland Indians selected pitcher Morrie Martin off waivers from the St.Louis Cardinals
also on this date in 1958.
11) In 1961 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies traded outfielder Bobby Del Greco
to the Kansas City Athletics.
Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey died on this date in 1986