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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

May 21
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 1

       
Ed FitzGerald was born on this day in 1924

 

Events/Transactions: 10
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 

               
1) Pitcher Bobo Newsom* was sold by the St.Louis Browns to the Washington Senators on this date in 1935.
2) On this date in 1945, infielder Leo Durocher, with a .247 lifetime average,
was released by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
3) On this date in 1952, the St.Louis Cardinals released infielder Gene Mauch*.
4) Also on this date in 1952, the Boston Braves signed  infielder Gene Mauch as a free agent.

                    
5) On this date in 1955, Cubs pitcher Warren Hacker lost a no-hitter with 1 out in the 9th inning when
Milwaukee Braves outfielder George Crowe
hit a home run. Hacker held on to beat the Braves 2-1. Boxscore

 

                    
6) The Chicago White Sox sent infielder George Kell, outfielder Bob Nieman*, and pitcher Mike Fornieles* to the Baltimore Orioles
for pitcher Jim Wilson and outfielder Dave Philley on this date in 1956.

                       

 

 

                1952 Topps #59 Robin Roberts Baseball Card    
7) Shortstop Roy Smalley was signed by the St.Louis Cardinals as a free agent on this date in 1958.
8) Also on this date in 1958, pitcher Bill Wight was signed by the St.Louis Cardinals as a free agent.
9) In 1959 on this date, the Boston Red Sox selected infielder Bobby Avila off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
10) On this date in 1962, the Baltimore Orioles signed as a free agent, future HOF pitcher Robin Roberts .
          

Died: 3

                            1952 Topps #80 Herman Wehmeier Card
Les Fusselman died on this date in 1970               Herm Wehmeier died on this date in 1973


 Mel Hoderlein* died on this date in 2001

 

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