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.
Al Widmar was born on this day in 1925
1) On this date in 1915 in Boston, the new Braves Field* construction began as ground was
broken on Commonwealth Avenue. Braves Field
2) Infielder Roy Smalley was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Milwaukee Braves for pitcher Dave Cole* on this date in 1954.
(The trade opened up the Cubs shortstop position for a young prospect named Ernie Banks)
3) The Yankees sold Joe Collins, first baseman/outfielder, to the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1958.
(Collins promptly retired thereby canceling the deal)
4) On this date in 1959, the Cincinnati Redlegs released infielder/outfielder Eddie Miksis.
5) On this date in 1962, pitcher Ken Lehman* was traded to the Cleveland Indians
by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mel Parnell died on this date in 2012