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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

June 17
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 2

   Dave Pope* was born on this day in 1921          Willard Nixon was born on this day in 1928



Events/Transactions: 9
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) Outfielder Tommy Holmes was signed as a free agent by the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1952.
2) On this date in 1956, Mil. Braves slugging 1st baseman Joe Adcock, in a game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, became the only player
to hit a home run onto the roof at Ebbets Field. Boxscore
3) In 1957 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies released outfielder Frank Baumholtz.


4) Outfielder Wally Post of the Philadelphia Phillies was traded back to the Cincinnati Reds in a 5 player deal on this date in 1960.
5) Also on this date in 1960, Boston Red Sox  slugger Ted Williams* became the 4th player in ML history to hit 500 home runs
when he blasted a 2-run homer against Wynn Hawkins of the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. Boxscore
6) In 1961 on this date, the Milwaukee Braves traded infielder Johnny Logan*
to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Gino Cimoli.


           1952 Topps #99 Gene Woodling Card          1952 Topps #33 Warren Spahn Baseball Card
7) Catcher Sammy White was purchased by the Milwaukee Braves from the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1961.
8) The New York Mets purchased outfielder Gene Woodling from the Washington Senators on this date in 1962.
9) In 1965 on this date, the New York Mets released future HOF pitcher Warren Spahn.


Died: 3

                        1952 Topps #17 Jim Hegan Baseball Card
Sid Gordon died on this date in 1975               Jim Hegan died on this date in 1984

Dusty Rhodes* died on this date in 2009