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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

May 20
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 4

                            
Harry Taylor* was born on this day in 1919           Hal Newhouser* was born on this day in 1921

                           
        Earl Rapp* was born on this day in 1921               Tom Morgan was born on this day in 1930

 

Events/Transactions: 12
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 

                               
1) Catcher Birdie Tebbetts was traded by the Detroit Tiger's to the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1947.
2) On this date in 1948, New York Yankees outfielder and future HOF'er Joe DiMaggio* hit for the cycle in a
13-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. Boxscore

                             
3) Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn banged out 4 hits in each game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates
  on this date in 1951. Ashburns hits spearheaded a doubleheader sweep, 17-0  and 12-4 at Pittsburghs Forbes Field.  Boxscores
4) In 1957 on this date, the Washington Senators selected infielder Rocky Bridges off waivers
from the Cincinnati Redlegs.


 

      1952 Topps #77 Bob Kennedy Card     1952 Topps #32 Eddie Robinson Baseball Card         
5) Pitcher Art Houtteman was purchased by the Baltimore Orioles from the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1957.
6) Also on this date in 1957, infielder/outfielder Bob Kennedy was selected off waivers by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Chicago White Sox.
7) The Cleveland Indians signed first baseman  Eddie Robinson as a free agent
also in 1957 on this date.
8) On this date in 1958, the Chicago Cubs traded Jim Brosnan to the St.Louis Cardinals for infielder Al Dark.

 

                    
9) Shortstop Roy Smalley, who appeared as a Chicago Cub in the 1952 Topps set, was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1958.
10) Pitcher Bill Wight was released by the Cincinnati Redlegs also on this date in 1958.
11) The St.Louis Cardinals signed left-handed pitcher Curt Simmons as a free agent in 1960 on this date.
12) On this date in 1961, the Chicago White Sox released former Red Sox infielder Thaddeus (Ted) Lepcio.

      

Died: 2

             1952 Topps #2 James (Pete) Runnels Card                        
James (Pete) Runnels died on this date in 1991          Al Aber* died on this date in 1993

 

 

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