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 cards.
Red Ruffing* was born on this day in 1905
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1936, Yankee rookie Joe DiMaggio* made his ML debut with 3 hits,
including a triple, in a Yankee 14-5 victory over the St.Louis Browns. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1947, infielder Gene Mauch*, catcher Dixie Howell, and pitcher Cal McLish* were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates
by the Brooklyn Dodgers for outfielder Al Gionfriddo and cash.
3) Outfielder Ron Northey was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the St.Louis Cardinals
in 1947 on this date for Freddy Schmidt and outfielder Harry (The Hat) Walker*.
4) Infielder Cookie Lavagetto was released by the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1948.
5) In 1951 on this date, at Sportsman's Park in St.Louis, New York Yankees rookie infielder Gil McDougald tied a ML
record by driving in 6 runs in one inning. McDougald hit a grand slam and a 2 run triple in the 9th inning in a 17-3
drubbing of the St.Louis Browns. Boxscore
6) The NY Yankees traded pitcher Frank (Spec) Shea, outfielder Jackie Jensen, and outfielder Archie Wilson on this date in 1952
to the Washington Senators
for outfielder Irv Noren and shortstop Tom Upton.
7) Outfielder Sam Mele was traded by the The Washington Senators to the Chicago White Sox
on this date in 1952 for outfielder Jim Busby
8) Pitcher George (Red) Munger was traded by the The St.Louis Cardinals to the Pittsburgh Pirates
on this date in 1952 for pitcher Bill Werle.
9) Pitcher Howie Fox was released by the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1955.
10) In 1959 on this date, in a doubleheader sweep (4-2 & 8-2) of the NY Yankees, leftfielder Charlie Maxwell
of the Detroit Tigers hit 4 consecutive (5 total) home runs at Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Boxscore game #1, Boxscore Game #1
Alex Kellner died on this date in 1996 Joe Adcock died on this date in 1999
Darrell Johnson* died on this date in 2004 Joe Astroth died on this date in 2013