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.
Don Newcombe* was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Inf. Henry (Hank) Majeski was purchased by the Philadelphia Athletics from the New York Yankees on this date in 1946.
2) On this date in 1947, Hugh Poland and pitcher Ken Raffensberger were traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Cincinnati Reds for Al Lakeman.
3) In 1948 on this date, the Brooklyn Dodgers selected pitcher Clyde King off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.
4) On this date in 1950, the Washington Senators traded Dick Weik to the Cleveland Indians for 1st baseman Mickey Vernon.
5) On this date in 1952, the Boston Braves signed Henry Aaron* as a free agent. Aaron will not appear in the big leagues
until 1954. He is shown above on the 1952 Eau Claire Bears, the Braves farm team.
6) Warren Spahn of the Boston Braves tied a NL record by striking out 18 Chicago Cubs in a 15 inning game on this date in 1952.
The Cubs scored 2 runs in the top of the 15th inning to win the game 3-1. Boxscore
7) The St.Louis Cardinals traded outfielder Hal Rice for infielder Pete Castiglione of the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1953.
8) In 1954 on this date, the Washington Senators traded Mel Hoderlein to the Detroit Tigers for infielder Johnny Pesky.
9) Outfielder Hal Rice was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Chicago Cubs for Luis Marquez
on this date in 1954.
10) Also in 1954 on this date, the Milwaukee Braves released infielder Sibby Sisti.
11) Pitcher Dick Littlefield*, Gordon Jones, infielder Al (Red) Schoendienst, Jackie Brandt, and catcher Bill Sarni*of the St.Louis Cardinals
were traded to the New York Giants on this date in 1956 for
infielder Al Dark, , Don Liddle, catcher Ray Katt*, and infielder/outfielder Whitey Lockman*.
12) The Balt. Orioles traded P Mike Fornieles* to the Boston Red Sox for infielder Billy Goodman on this date in 1957.
13) First baseman Earl Torgeson was traded by the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Dave Philley of the Chicago White Sox
of on this date in 1957.
14) Pitcher Sal Maglie* was purchased by the St.Louis Cardinals from the New York Giants on this date in 1958.
15) The San Francisco Giants purchased catcher Jim Hegan from the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1959.
16) In 1963 on this date, the Minnesota Twins purchased from the Boston Red Sox, pitcher Mike Fornieles*.
17) Outfielder Duke Snider hit his 400th career home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bob Purkey* on this date in 1963.