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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

June 16
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 4

   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



Events/Transactions: 11
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)


           1952 Topps #82 Duane Pillette Card         
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.


           1952 Topps #63 Howie Pollett Card     1952 Topps #109 Ted Wilks Card    
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.
1952 Topps #68 Cliff Chambers Card                        1952 Topps #38 Wally Westlake Baseball Card



1952 Topps #85 Bob Kuzava Card                                 
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*


 1952 Topps #1 Andy Pafko Card                   
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.



                        1952 Topps #95 Ken Holcombe Card
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


           1952 Topps #82 Duane Pillette Card            
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)


Died: 5

Clint Courtney* died on this date in 1975               Marlin Stuart died on this date in 1994

  Mel Allen* died on this date in 1996

1952 Topps #76 Eddie Stanky Card                        1952 Topps #27 Sam Jethroe Baseball Card
Eddie Stanky died on this date in 1999               Sam Jethroe died on this date in 2001