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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

July 8
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 0


Events/Transactions: 5
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) On this date in 1941, Boston Red Sox All-Star Ted Williams* homered with 2 out and 2 on in the 9th inning to give
the American League a dramatic 7-5 win over the National League in the All-Star Game. Boxscore


 1952 Topps #3 Hank Thompson Card                        
2) Infielder/outfielder Hank Thompson of the New York Giants stepped in to bat against
Brooklyn Dodgers right-handed pitcher Don Newcombe*  on this date in 1949.
The event became the first time a black batter faced a black pitcher in ML history. Boxscore


       1952 Topps #35 Hank Sauer Baseball Card  
3) Pitchers Curt Simmons and Bob Rush, behind Hank Sauer's home run with Stan Musial* aboard,
 propelled the NL to a rain shortened 3-2 All-Star game victory over the AL on this date in 1952. Boxscore


4) 41 year old Stan Musial* hit 3 home runs in his first 3 at bats as the St.Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets
15-1  on this date in 1962. Musial became the oldest player to hit 3 home runs in a game. Boxscore
5) With a 6-3 win over the New York Yankees, manager Billy Martin of the Oakland Athletics
recorded his 1,000th career win as a manager on this date in 1982. Boxscore


Died: 4

                               1952 Topps #18 Merrill Combs Baseball Card
     Red Rolfe died on this date in 1969                      Merrill Combs died on this date in 1981


     Jim Busby died on this date in 1996                      Clint Hartung died on this date in 2010