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.
Harry Schaeffer* was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1950,Detroit Tigers outfielder Hoot Evers hit a 9th inning home run to give the Tigers
a 10 to 9 victory over the New York Yankees. A ML record 11 home runs were hit in the game. Boxscore
2) Catcher Joe Tipton of the Philadelphia Athletics was selected off waivers by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1952.
3) The Cincinnati Redlegs purchased OF/IF Sam Mele from the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1955.
4) In 1958 on this date, the Brooklyn Dodgers released catcher Al (Rube) Walker.
5) 1st baseman Walt Dropo was traded by the Cincinnati Redlegs to the Baltimore Orioles
in 1959 on this date for 1st baseman/outfielder Whitey Lockman*.
6) Cookie Lavagetto was fired as manager of the Minnesota Twins on this date in 1961.
7) On this date in 1963, outfielder Jimmy Piersall* of the New York Mets celebrated his
100th home run by running around the bases backwards. Boxscore
8) In 1988 on this date, George Steinbrenner fired New York Yankee manager Billy Martin.
(This was Martins 5th and last tenure as Yankees manager)
Tookie Gilbert died on this date in 1967 Joe Dobson died on this date in 1994