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.
Dizzy Trout was born on this day in 1915 Bill Connelly* was born on this day in 1925
Nippy Jones was born on this day in 1925 Bobby Morgan was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1941, Joe DiMaggio* singled against knuckleballer Dutch Leonard of the Washington Senators in the first game of a doubleheader
to tie George Sisler's 41 game hitting streak. Joe singled in the 2nd game against pitcher Walt Masterson to set a new record.
Boxscore #1 Boxscore #2
2) Johnny Antonelli, right-handed pitcher, was signed as an amateur free agent by the Boston Braves on this date in 1948.
3) On this date in 1950, catcher Harry Chiti* was signed as an amateur free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
4) In 1955 on this date, the Cincinnati Redlegs traded Clint Hartung to Oakland of the PCL.
5) Also on this date in 1955, the Cleveland Indians released pitcher Ted Gray.
6) Eddie Robinson, 1st baseman, was released by the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1957.
7) The Cleveland Indians purchased outfielder Elmer Valo from Seattle of the Pacific Coast League (PCL)
on this date in 1959.
8) In 1961 on this date, in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Giants outfielder Willie Mays
hit 3 home runs, becoming the 4th ML'er to hit three or more home runs twice in one season. Boxscore
9) Pitcher Johnny Klippstein was purchased by the Minnesota Twins from the Philadelphia Phillies
on this date in 1964.
10) In 1971 on this date, the Atlanta Braves released knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm.
Ray Mueller* died on this date in 1994