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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

June 8
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 3


Eddie Gaedel* was born on this day in 1925
Eddie Gaedel Story
  

 

                                           
      Del Ennis was born on this day in 1925                       Phil Paine* was born on this day in 1930

 

Events/Transactions: 8
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

                      
1) On this date in 1950, the Boston Red Sox* beat the St.Louis Browns* at Fenway Park, 29-4. The Sox set
records for runs scored, most total bases, 60, most extra base hits, 17, including 7 home runs, 9 doubles, and 1 triple.
Boxscore


 

          
2) Inf/of Tommy Brown was traded by the Brooklyn Dodgers to the Philadelphia Phillies for Dick Whitman
 on this date in 1951.
3) On this date in 1953, infielder/outfielder Al Clark was released by the Chicago White Sox.
4) Also on this date in 1953, the St.Louis Cardinals signed Al Clark as a free agent.
5) In 1955 on this date , the Brooklyn Dodgers optioned left-handed pitcher Tom Lasorda*
to Montreal in order to make room on their roster for bonus baby Sandy Koufax.

 


6) The Cincinnati Redlegs traded pitcher/outfielder Hal Jeffcoat to the St.Louis Cardinals for Jim Brosnan on this date in 1959.

 

                    
7) On this date in 1961, the Milwaukee Braves set a new ML record by hitting four consecutive home runs.
Eddie Mathews started it off, followed by Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock and finally Frank Thomas*. Boxscore

 

 


8) On this date in 1969, the New York Yankees held Mickey Mantle day at Yankee stadium in New York.
Over 60,000 fans showed up to honor "The Mick" Article

 

Died: 1


Satchel Paige* died on this date in 1982

 

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