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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

June 15
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 1

   Ed (Bud) Stewart was born on this day in 1916          Ben Flowers* was born on this day in 1927


Events/Transactions: 7
(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 .


 1952 Topps #70 Al Zarilla Card                   
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 .
1952 Topps #55 Ray Boone Baseball Card              



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 .



Died: 4

                             1952 Topps #57 Ed Lopat Baseball Card
Jimmy Dykes* died on this date in 1976                     Ed Lopat died on this date in 1992

1952 Topps #86 Ted Gray Card                          
Ted Gray died on this date in 2011                   Stan Lopata* died on this date in 2013