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 card set.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1926, St.Louis held a Rogers Hornsby * day as "Rajah" was presented with $1,000
in gold and other gifts. Hornsby then goes 2 for 4 as the Cardinals then beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1949, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe* made his ML debut as a starter a good one
with a 3-0 shut-out victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. Boxscore
3) The Phil. Phillies signed outfielder Elmer Valo as a free agent in 1956 on this date.
4) The Cleveland Indians traded inf. Fred Hatfield to the Los Angeles Dodgers for inf. Jim Baxes on this date in 1959.
5) Also in 1959 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies released pitcher Jim Hearn.
Dick Fowler died on this date in 1972 Fred Hatfield died on this date in 1998
Warren Hacker died on this date in 2002