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.
Satchel Paige* was born on this day in 1906 Billy Herman was born on this day in 1909
George Spencer was born on this day in 1926 Hal Keller* was born on this day in 1927 Sammy White was born on this day in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1948, the Cleveland Indians signed Satchel Paige* as a 42 year old free agent. Critics thought the signing
was a publicity stunt by Bill Veeck, but Paige would go 6-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 1948.
* Satchel Paige card designed by Keith Conforti.
2) The Brooklyn Dodgers* set a new major league record by hitting a home run in their
24th consecutive game on this date in 1953. Boxscore
3) Also on this date in 1953, by beating the Yankees 5-4, the St. Louis Browns* ended
their major league record setting 20 consecutive game home loss streak. Boxscore
4) Pitcher George Zuverink was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1955.
5) On this date in 1956, the Chicago White Sox purchased pitcher Jim McDonald* from the Baltimore Orioles.
6) In the All-Star game, center fielder Willie Mays drove in Hank Aaron with the winning run as the NL beat the AL 5-4 on this date in 1959.
7) On this date in 1961, the St.Louis Cardinals released catcher Darrell Johnson*.
The real Ben Chapman
Vic Wertz died on this date in 1983 Ben Chapman* died on this date in 1993
*1952 Topps card #391 of Ben Chapman actually portrays
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Dick Williams died on this date in 2011