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.
Wally Post was born on this day in 1929 Bud Black* was born on this day in 1929
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1946, Ted Williams*, Boston Red Sox slugger, homered off Rip Sewell and his "blooper" pitch
in the 1946 All Star game. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1953, Philadelphia Phillies ace right-handed pitcher Robin Roberts had his 28 consecutive
complete game streak ended in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boxscore
3) Wally Westlake, infielder/outfielder, was released by the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1955.
4) Also on this date in 1955, pitcher Saul Rogovin was released by the Baltimore Orioles.
5) Later that same day in '55, Saul Rogovin was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent.
6) On this date in 1958, the St.Louis Cardinals selected pitcher Chuck Stobbs off waivers
from the Washington Senators.
7) On this date in 1958, Casey Stengel* testified on Capitol Hill along with Mickey Mantle about baseball's anti-trust exemption.
After "The Old Perfessor" rambled on for 45 minutes with confusing and incoherent testimony, Mantle brought the Senators to laughter when
he gave his brief testimony consisting of "My views are just about the same as Casey's".
8) Pitcher Tommy Lasorda* was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on this date in 1960.
9) On this date in 1961, the Philadelphia Phillies signed catcher Darrell Johnson*as a free agent.
10) San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays scored 2 runs and knocked in 2 as the NL defeated the AL 5-3 on this date in 1963.
Also appearing in the game and in his record 24th All-Star appearance was St.Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial*. Boxscore
Stan Rojek died on this date in 1997 Don Lenhardt died on this date in 2014