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.
Arch McDonald* was born on this day in 1901
Clyde King was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Bill MacDonald, the Pittsburgh Pirates first bonus baby, made his first ML start and shut out
the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-0, on this date in 1950. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1952, the Phil. Phillies traded pitcher Bubba Church to the Cin. Reds for outfielder Johnny Wyrostek
and Kent Peterson*.
3) Pitcher Ed Erautt was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1953.
4) Also on this date in 1953, right-handed pitcher Earl Harrist was selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers from the Chicago White Sox.
5) In 1954 on this date, the Chicago White Sox traded infielder Grady Hatton to the Boston Red Sox for infielder George Kell.
6) Sid Gordon, infielder/outfielder, was purchased by the New York Giants from the Pittsburgh Pirates on this date in 1955.
7) Also on this date in 1955, pitcher Ted Gray was released by the Chicago White Sox.
8) Also In 1955 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies selected pitcher Bob Kuzava off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.
9) On this date in 1960, the Chicago White Sox released pitcher Mike Garcia.
10) Elmer Valo, outfielder, was released by the New York Yankees on this date in 1960.
11) On this date in 1963, the NY Mets traded 1st baseman Gil Hodges to the Wash. Senators for outfielder Jimmy Piersall*.
Charlie (King Kong) Keller* died on this date in 1990