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.
Walt Masterson was born on this day in 1920 Faye Throneberry was born on this day in 1931
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1946, innovative baseball icon Bill Veeck* became majority owner of the Cleveland Indians .
Veeck would go on to own the St.Louis Browns ('51-'53)and Chicago White Sox ('59-'61 and '75-'81).
2) Pitcher Paul LaPalme was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Cincinnati Redlegs
on this date in 1955.
3) St.Louis Cardinals future HOF'er Stan Musial* became the all-time total base leader
by getting number 5,864 on this date in 1962. Boxscore
4) In 1966 on this date, the Chicago Cubs purchased left-handed pitcher Curt Simmons
from the St.Louis Cardinals.
5) Shortstop Dick Groat was purchased by the San Francisco Giants from the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1967.
6) In 1970 on this date, the Atlanta Braves released pitcher Ron Kline*.
Hank Edwards died on this date in 1988 Ron Kline* died on this date in 2002