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.
Ed Lopat was born on this day in 1918 Jackie Collum* was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher Ted Lyons* won his 250th game on this date in 1942.
Lyons, shown as Detroit Tigers coach in 1952, would go on to win 260 games in his career and be elected to the HOF.
2) Pitcher Alex Kellner was selected off waivers by the Cincinnati Redlegs from the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1958.
3) The Chicago White Sox selected pitcher Turk Lown off waivers from the Cincinnati Redlegs also in 1958 on this date.
4) In 1963 on this date, the Cleveland Indians signed as a free agent, pitcher Early Wynn.
5) Eddie Mathews was fired as manager by the Atlanta Braves on this date in 1974.
6) Also in 1974 on this date, the Atlanta Braves hired Clyde King as their new manager.
Ed (Bud) Stewart died on this date in 2000