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.
Hector Rodriguez* was born on this day in 1920 Mel Parnell was born on this day in 1922
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) The Boston Braves purchased pitcher Jim Konstanty from Toronto of the IL on this date in 1946.
2) Pitcher Walt Masterson was traded to the Boston Red Sox from the Washington Senators on this date in 1949.
In the transaction, the Senators obtained pitcher Mickey Harris and infielder/outfielder San Mele
3) On this date in 1948, catcher Walker Cooper was traded by the New York Giants
to the Cincinnati Reds.
4) Catcher Darrell Johnson* and pitcher Lou Kretlow were traded to the St.Louis Browns by the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1953.
In the trade, the White Sox obtained infielder/outfielder Bob Elliott and pitcher Virgil (Fire) Trucks.
5) Outfielder Bob Addis, who appeared on card #259 of the 1952 Topps set, was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1953.
6) On this date in 1954, pitcher Herman Wehmeier was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies from the Cincinnati Redlegs.
7) In 1957 on this date, the Baltimore Orioles traded outfielder Dick Williams to the Clev. Indians for outfielder Jim Busby.
8) On this date in 1957, Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams* hit 3 homers in a game for the 2nd time of current season.
Williams became the first AL player to have 2 three homer games in the same season. Boxscore
9) Pitcher Bob Porterfield was selected off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1959.
10) On this date in 1960, outfielder Jim Busby was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles.
11) Also in 1960 on this date, the Washington Senators purchased pitcher Ray Moore* from the
Chicago White Sox.
Bob Tiefenauer* died on this date in 2000