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.
Jim Hughes* was born on this day in 1923 Owen Friend was born on this day in 1927
1) On this date in 1951, then Pirates 1st baseman Dale Long* made his first appearance behind the plate as a left
handed catcher. Although it was a pre-season game against the San Diego Padres of the PCL, Long would later play
in two regular season games for the Chicago Cubs as catcher.
2) Infielder/outfielder Glenn (Rocky) Nelson was sent by the St.Louis Cardinals to Toronto of the International League
to complete a 3 player trade on this date in 1957.
3) The Chicago White Sox purchased outfielder Don Mueller from the San Francisco Giants on this date in 1958.
4) On this date in 1959, the Cleveland Indians traded outfielder and future Hall of Famer Larry Doby to the
Detroit Tigers for Tito Francona.
5) Pitcher Robin Roberts number 36 was retired by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1962.
6) In 1978 on this date, the San Diego Padres fired manager Al Dark.