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.
Max Surkont was born on this day in 1922 Al Clark was born on this day in 1923
Ernie Johnson* was born on this day in 1924 Bob Miller was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Outfielder Jim Delsing, pitcher Don Johnson, pitcher Duane Pillette, and infielder George (Snuffy) Stirnweiss
were traded by the NY Yankees to the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1950 for
pitcher Tom Ferrick*, pitcher Joe Ostrowski, and infielder Leo Thomas*.
2) The New York Yankees traded pitcher Tommy Byrne to the St.Louis Browns for pitcher Frank (Stubby) Overmire on this date in 1951.
3) Catcher Joe Garagiola, outfielder Bill Howerton, pitcher Howie Pollet, and pitcher Ted Wilks
were traded by the St.Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1951 for
pitcher Cliff Chambers and infielder/outfielder Wally Westlake.
4) Pitcher Bob Kuzava was traded to the New York Yankees by the Washington Senators on this date in 1951.
In the transaction, the Senators received pitchers Bob Porterfield and Tom Ferrick*
6) Outfielder Andy Pafko, pitcher Johnny Schmitz, pitcher Wayne Terwilliger, and catcher Al (Rube) Walker
were traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers by the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1951 for
catcher Bruce Edwards, pitcher Joe Hatten, outfielder Gene Hermanski, and infielder Eddie Miksis.
7) Infielder Dick Groat was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an amateur free agent on this date in 1952.
8) , The St.Louis Browns selected off waivers from the Chicago White Sox, pitcher Ken Holcombe, also on this date in 1952
9) Pitcher Bobo Newsom* was signed by the Philadelphia Athletics as a free agent on this date in 1952.
10) In 1953 on this date, St.Louis Browns pitcher Duane Pillette beat the New York Yankees 3 to 1 to end
the Yankees 18 game win streak. The win also ended the Browns 14 game losing streak. Boxscore
11) On this date in 1963, the St.Louis Cardinals traded 2 players* to the Milwaukee Braves for pitcher Lew Burdette*.
(Gene Oliver and Bob Sadowski)
Clint Courtney* died on this date in 1975 Marlin Stuart died on this date in 1994
Mel Allen* died on this date in 1996
Eddie Stanky died on this date in 1999 Sam Jethroe died on this date in 2001