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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

May 12
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball cards.



Born: 2

John Hetki** was born on this day in 1922

Yogi Berra was born on this day in 1925

**John Hetki card featured on ootpdevelopments.com


Events/Transactions: 24
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

1) On this date in 1948, pitcher Bud Byerly was signed by the Cincinnati Reds
as a free agent.

2) On this date in 1952, InfielderFred Marsh and pitcher Lou Sleater were traded by the St.Louis Browns to the Washington Senators for all-star infielder Cass Michaels.


3) Pitcher Frank Overmire was selected off waivers by the St.Louis Browns from the New York Yankees on this date in 1952.
4) Also in 1952 on this date, Catcher Del Wilber was purchased by the Boston Red Sox from the Philadelphia Phillies.
 5) On this date in 1953, the Boston Red Sox purchased infielder Floyd Baker from the Washington Senators.
6) Also in 1953 on this date, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected off waivers from the  from New York Giants,
pitcher Roger Bowman*.



7) Al Clark, infielder/outfielder, was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Philadelphia Athletics on this date in 1953.
8) Also in 1953 on this date, pitcher Sandy Consuegra* was purchased by the Chicago White Sox from the Washington Senators.
 9) Also on this date in 1953, the Washington Senators selected pitcher Johnny Schmitz off waivers from the New York Yankees.
10) On this date in 1954, the Baltimore Orioles released pitcher Vern Bickford.


          1952 Topps #4 Don Lenhardt Card
 11)  Pitcher Dick Donovan* was returned the Milwaukee Braves by the Detroit Tigers following a previous purchase
on this date in 1954.
12) Also in 1954 on this date, outfielder Jim Lemon* was purchased by the Washington Senators from the Cleveland Indians.
 13) Also on this date in 1954, the Boston Red Sox purchased outfielder/infielder Don Lenhardt from the Baltimore Orioles.
14) Also on this date in 1954, the St.Louis Cardinals released pitcher
Hal White*


15)  Pitcher Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs became the ML's first black pitcher to throw a no-hitter on this date in 1955. Boxscore
 16) On this date in 1956, the Brooklyn Dodgers Carl Erskine pitched a no-hitter against the New York Giants. Boxscore
17) In 1958 on this date, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays hit a grand slam home run.
With this grand slam, Mays became the 1st player to hit a grand slam in San Francisco Giant history. Boxscore

          1952 Topps #80 Herman Wehmeier Card 
18)  Infielder Bobby Adams  was released by the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1959.
19) Also in 1959 on this date, pitcher Bob Porterfield was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 20) Also on this date in 1959, the Detroit Tigers released pitcher Herm Wehmeier.
21) On this date in 1960, the San Francisco Giants purchased, from the Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder
Dave Philley



           1952 Topps Nellie Fox Card Front         
22)  Outfielder Gus Bell was released by the Milwaukee Braves on this date in 1964.
 23) The Houston Astros signed 2nd baseman Nellie Fox* as a free agent on this date in 1965.
24) In 1967 on this date, the California Angels released outfielder Jim Piersall*.


Died: 1

Clyde Klutz died on this date in 1979