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.
Ed (Bud) Stewart was born on this day in 1916 Ben Flowers* was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1949, Philadelphia Phillies 1B Eddie Waitkus was shot by 19 year-old Ruth Steinhagen
at Chicago's Edgewater Beach Hotel. The Story
2) Pitcher Bud Byerly of the Cin. Reds was traded for pitcher Clarence (Bud) Podbielan of the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1952.
3) Also on this date in 1952, the Chicago Cubs purchased from the Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder Tommy Brown .
4) Pitcher Al Zarilla and infielder Willie Miranda* were traded by the Chicago White Sox to the St.Louis Browns
on this date in 1952 for third baseman Leo Thomas* and outfielder Tom Wright*
5) Catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg, infielder Owen Friend, pitcher Art Houtteman, and pitcher Bill Wight
were traded to the Cleveland Indians by the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1953 for
infielder Ray Boone, pitcher Al Aber*, pitcher Dick Weik*, and pitcher Steve Gromek .
6) 1st baseman Steve Bilko and pitcher Johnny Klippstein were traded by the Cincinnati Reds
on this date in 1958 to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-handed pitcher Don Newcombe*
7) Pitcher/1st baseman Jack Harshman* was traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Baltimore Orioles
on this date in 1959 for left-handed pitcher Billy Hoeft .
Jimmy Dykes* died on this date in 1976 Ed Lopat died on this date in 1992
Ted Gray died on this date in 2011 Stan Lopata* died on this date in 2013