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.
Johnny Berardino was born on this day in 1917 Al Zarilla was born on this day in 1919
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Satchel Paige* made his pitching debut with Chattanooga in the Negro Southern League on this date in 1926.
2) In 1949 on this date, Philadelphia Athletics outfielder Elmer Valo hit two bases loaded triples in one game. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1951, the New York Yankees highly touted rookie and future HOF'er Mickey Mantle hit his first
ML home run. Boxscore
4) Outfielder Minnie Minoso made his debut with the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1951. In his first
at bat, Minoso homered off Vic Raschi* of the New York Yankees. Boxscore
5) In 1955 on this date, the Washington Senators obtained in a trade, pitcher Al Sima from the KC Athletics.
6) Pitcher Paul LaPalme was traded by the St.Louis Cardinals to the Cincinnati Redlegs for Milt Smith on this date in 1956.
7) In 1957 on this date, the Chicago Cubs traded 1st baseman Dee Fondy to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 1st baseman Dale Long*and Lee Walls.
8) On this date in 1959, Early Wynn of the Chicago White Sox, at age 39, pitched a one hitter, struck out 14, hit a double
and home run for a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Boxscore
9) Also in 1959 on this date, the Chicago White Sox obtained outfielder Del Ennis in a trade with the Cincinnati Redlegs.
10) Catcher Myron (Joe) Ginsberg was released by the New York Mets on this date in 1962 .
11) Also in 1962 on this date, the New York Mets released pitcher Clem Labine.
Mel Clark* died on this date in 2014