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.
Mario Picone* was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1921, the Boston Red Sox* lost their forth consecutive
doubleheader with no games in between to set a ML record in doubleheader futility. Their doubleheader woes
began on June 29th. game 1 Boxscore, Game 2 Boxscore
2) Cleveland Indians outfielder Larry Doby became the first black player to appear in an AL game on this date in 1947.
3) On this date in 1948, St.Louis Cardinals right-handed reliever Gerry Staley won both games
of a doubleheader in 6-3, and 5-2 victories over the Chicago Cubs. Boxscore Game #1 Boxscore Game #2
4) Pitcher Lou Kretlow was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1950.
5) On this date in 1952, Detroit Tigers manager Red Rolfe was fired and replaced by Fred Hutchinson .
6) Paul Lehner*, outfielder/1st baseman, was released by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1952.
7) On this date in 1953, Philadelphia Phillies ace Robin Roberts hurled his 28th consecutive complete game.
Roberts shut-out the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0. Boxscore
8) In 1957 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies released pitcher Joe Black.
Charlie Bishop* died on this date in 1993 Ted Williams* died on this date in 2002