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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

June 18
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 1


Russ Hodges* was born on this day in 1910

 

Events/Transactions: 4
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 

                       
1) Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell tossed a 6-0 no hitter against the Boston Braves on this date in 1947.
Boxscore
2) In 1953 on this date, Boston Red Sox outfielder Gene Stephens* set an AL
record by getting 3 hits in one inning. Boxscore

 

                       
3) Catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg was signed by the Chicago White Sox as a free agent on this date in 1960.
4) In 1963 on this date, the Minnesota Twins signed outfielder/1st basman Vic Wertz as a free agent.

          

Died: 2


Eddie Gaedel* died on this date in 1961
Biography
(Pitcher Bob Cain, who pitched to Gaedel in his ML at bat, was the only ML player to attend Gaedel's funeral)

 


Larry Doby
died on this date in 2003

 

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