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.
Lou Kretlow was born on this day in 1921 Gus Zernial was born on this day in 1923
Wayne Terwilliger was born on this day in 1925 Dick Marlowe* was born on this day in 1929
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1940, Detroit Tigers pitcher Bobo Newsom* won his 10th game in a row with a 2-1 victory
over the St.Louis Browns. Boxscore
2) Marlin Stuart, pitching for Toledo in the American Association, tossed a perfect game on this date in 1950.
3) The Chicago White Sox selected catcher Gus Niarhos off waivers from the NY Yankees on this date in 1950.
4) In 1952 on this date, the Boston Red Sox purchased from San Diego of the PCL, pitcher Al Benton.
5) The Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Eddie Sawyer* on this date in 1952. The Phillies would replace
Sawyer with Steve O'Neil the next day.
6) Infielder Bobby Young of the Baltimore Orioles was traded for inf. Henry (Hank) Majeski of the Cleveland
Indians on this date in 1955.
7) Pitcher Billy Pierce of the Chi. White Sox came within one out of a perfect game on this date in 1958.
With two out in the 9th inning, Washington Senators pinch hitter Ed Fitz Gerald looped a double
to become the Senators only base runner in the game. It was Pierces 3rd straight shutout. Boxscore
8) The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased pitcher Bill Henry* from the SF Giants on this date in 1968.
Sandy Amoros* died on this date in 1992 Forrest (Woody) Main died on this date in 1992