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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

July 5
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 1

Mario Picone* was born on this day in 1926


Events/Transactions: 8
(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


                        1952 Topps #79 Gerald Staley Card
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

 1952 Topps #42 Lou Kretlow Baseball Card              
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 .

           1952 Topps #59 Robin Roberts Baseball Card         
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.


Died: 2

Charlie Bishop* died on this date in 1993          Ted Williams* died on this date in 2002