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.
Ken Lehman* was born on this day in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1934, Philadelphia Athletics centerfielder Roger (Doc) Cramer* hit for the cycle in a game against the New York Yankees.
Cramer is shown above as a coach for the 1952 Chicago White Sox. Boxscore
2) Pitcher Bobo Newsom*and outfielder/infielder Ben Chapman* were traded by the Washington Senators to the Boston Red Sox
on this date in 1937.
3) On this date in 1944, the youngest player in ML history, Cincinnati Reds 15 year old pitcher Joe Nuxhall, made his debut.
Nuxhall pitched 1/3 of an inning, gave up 5 walks and 2 hits in an 18-0 loss to the St.Louis Cardinals. Boxscore
*1952 Topps card #391 of Ben Chapman actually portrays Sam Chapman. More Info. Here
4) Sandy Consuegra* made his starting pitching debut with the Washington Senators on this date in 1950. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1952, the Cleveland Indians purchased infielder Henry (Hank) Majeski from the Philadelphia Athletics.
6) Pitchers Randy Gumpert and Bos. Red Sox teammate Walt Masterson were traded for pitcher Sid Hudson of the Washington Senators
on this date in 1952.
7) Outfielder Earl Rapp* of the St.Louis Browns was traded for inf. Fred Marsh of the Washington Senators on this date in 1952.
8) Also on this date in 1952, the St.Louis Browns named as their player/manager, Marty Marion*.
9) Outfielder Jimmy Piersall* of the Boston Red Sox went 6 for 6 in a game against the St.Louis Browns
on this date in 1953. Boxscore
10) On this date in 1961, the Los Angeles Angels released pitcher Ned Garver.
11) Infielder Andy Carey* of the KC Athletics was traded for P Gerry Staley of the Chicago White Sox in an 8 player
deal on this date in 1961.
12) Also on this date in 1961, the Chicago White Sox released outfielder (Jungle)Jim Rivera*.
13) Later on this date in 1961, the Kansa City Athletics signed Jim Rivera as a free agent.
Bob Prince* died on this date in 1985 Jim Hearn died on this date in 1998