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 cards.
Frank (Stubby) Overmire was born on this day in 1919 Dave Philley was born on this day in 1920
Al (Rube) Walker was born on this day in 1926 Billy Martin was born on this day in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Infielder Billy Hitchcock was purchased by the Washington Senators from the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1946.
2) On this date in 1949, the Chicago Cubs traded inf. Bob Ramazzotti to the the Brooklyn Dodgers for Hank Schenz.
3) In 1951 on this date, the New York Yankees released right-handed pitcher Joe Page.
4) On this date in 1954, Ted Williams* returned to the line-up after breaking his collarbone in spring training.
Ted went 8 for 9 including 2 home runs a 7 RBI's in a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. Boxscore Game #1 Boxscore Game #2
5) In 1957 on this date, New York Yankee players celebrated Billy Martin's birthday at the
Copacabana in Manhattan. NY Times Article
A fight broke out resulting in $5,500 in fines and the eventual trade of Martin to the Kansa City Athletics.
6) inf./of Eddie Miksis was released by the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1958.
7) In 1959 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies traded inf. Granny Hamner to the Cleveland Indians for Humberto Robinson.
8) On this date in 1961, the Cincinnati Reds released third baseman Willie (Puddin Head) Jones.
9) Outfielder Pete Whisenant* was released by the Minnesota Twins on this date in 1961.
10) In 1963 on this date, the Minnesota Twins purchased outfielder Wally Post from the Cincinnati Reds.
11) On this date in 1964, the Cleveland Indians released outfielder Wally Post.
Jim Finigan* died on this date in 1981