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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

July 31
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 3

                                                
     Billy Hitchcock was born on this day in 1916               Curt Gowdy* was born on this day in 1919


 Hank Bauer was born on this day in 1922

 

Events/Transactions: 9
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 


1) On this date in 1949, N.Y. Giants outfielder Sid Gordon blasted 2 home runs in the 2nd inning of a game
against the Cincinnati Reds. Boxscore

 

                   1952 Topps #103 Cliff Mapes Card
2) S.L. Browns Pitchers Bobby Hogue and Lou Sleater were sold to the NY Yankees on this date in 1951
3) Also on this date in 1951, the NY Yankees sold to the St.Louis Browns, outfielder Cliff Mapes.
Mickey Mantle would be called up to fill Mapes outfield spot and started wearing Mapes old number 7.

 

                    
4) Outfielder Ray Coleman was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1951.
5)  Milwaukee Braves outfielder/1st baseman Joe Adcock hit 4 home runs and a double against the Brooklyn Dodgers
on this date in 1954. His 18 total bases set a new ML record. Boxscore
6) In 1955 on this date, the Clev. Indians selected off waivers from the NY Giants, pitcher Sal Maglie*.

 

 

           1952 Topps #59 Robin Roberts Baseball Card         
7) 2nd baseman Nellie Fox* was released by the Houston Astros on this date in 1965.
8) Also on this date in 1965, pitcher Robin Roberts was released by the Baltimore Orioles .
9) In 1983 on this date, long time Detroit Tigers 3rd baseman George Kell was inducted into the HOF.

 

  

Died: 1

1952 Topps #98 Bill Pierce Card
Billy Pierce was died on this date in 2015

 

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