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.
Willie Miranda* was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Outfielder Ben Chapman* of the New York Yankees got on base a ML record 7 times, including 2 doubles and 5 walks,
in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics on this date in 1936. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1946, New York Yankee's named catcher Bill Dickey the new manager of the team when Joe McCarthy resigned.
3) In 1947 on this date, In a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies, Dodger Carl Furillo*
hit the only ML recorded pinch hit home run in the 1st inning. Boxscore
*1952 Topps card #391 of Ben Chapman actually portrays Sam Chapman. More Info. Here
1952 Topps style Ben Chapman* card
4) On this date in 1949, Louisville pitcher Maurice (Mickey) McDermott struck out 20 St.Paul batters in
an American Association game. McDermott struck out the side in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 9th innings.
5) Inf/of Phil Cavarretta was signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1954.
6) On this date in 1954, outfielder Elmer Valo was signed as a free agent by the Washington Senators.
7) In 1961 on this date, the Baltimore Orioles released first baseman Walt Dropo.