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.
Casey Stengel* was born on this day in 1890 Joe Coleman* was born on this day in 1922
Paul Minner was born on this day in 1923 Joe Nuxhall was born on this day in 1928
Gus Triandos* was born on this day in 1930
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Ewell Blackwell lost a 5-4, 10 inning game to the New York Giants on this date in 1947.
The loss ended Blackwell's 16 game winning streak. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1950, Phil. Phillies outfielder Del Ennis hit his 2nd grand slam home run in 3 days. Boxscore
3) In 1954 on this date, former Cleveland Indians outfielder Bob Kennedy hit
the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles. Boxscore
4) Ed Lopat, Yankee pitcher, was traded for Jim McDonald*, Baltimore Orioles pitcher, on this date in 1955.
5) Also on this date in 1955, the Phil. Phillies signed Eddie Waitkus as a free agent.
6) In 1957 on this date, the St.Louis Cardinals selected off waivers, infielder/outfielder Glenn (Rocky) Nelson,
from the Brooklyn Dodgers .
7) Outfielder Ron Northey was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1957.
8) Also on this date in 1957, Northey hit his 9th pinch hit home run to help his new team defeat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-5.
9) The Cleveland Indians selected pitcher/1st baseman Jack Harshman* off waivers from the Boston Red Sox in 1959 on this date.
10) On this date in 1962, the Houston Colt 45's released former Yankee outfielder Bob Cerv*.
11) Manager Al Dark of the Cleveland Indians was fired with a 42-61 record on this date in 1971.
12) On this date in 1995, former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder great Richie Ashburn was inducted into the HOF.