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.
Jim Blackburn* was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Bobo Newsom* was released by the New York Giants on this date in 1948.
2) In 1952 on this date, Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine tossed a 5-0
no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs at Ebbets Field. Boxscore
3) Infielder Solly Hemus was released by the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1959.
4) In 1961 on this date, the KC Athletics hired former Yankee outfielder Hank Bauer as player/manager.
5) Infielder Johnny Temple* was signed by the Cincinnati Reds as a free agent on this date in 1964.
6) In 1979 on this date, the New York Yankees sent former Yankee infielder Billy Martin on the field as their new manager.
It was Martins 2nd, but not final, stint as the Yankees manager.