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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

May 5
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball cards.


Born: 2

John Rutherford was born on this day in 1925              Bob Cerv* was born on this day in 1926


Events/Transactions: 7
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)

                     1952 Topps #70 Al Zarilla Card
1) Pitcher Bud Byerly was released by the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1948.
2)  The Detroit Tigers purchased pitcher Marlin Stuart from the St.Louis Browns in 1948 on this date.
3) On this date in 1949,the Boston Red Sox traded Stan Spence and cash to the St.Louis Browns for outfielder Al Zarilla.

4) Infielder Sam Dente was purchased by the Cleveland Indians from the Chicago White Sox
on this date in 1953.
5) In 1955 on this date, making his first ML start for the Brooklyn Dodger, Tommy Lasorda* tied a ML
record by throwing 3 wild pitches in one inning. Boxscore


6) Pitcher  Max Surkont was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the St.Louis Cardinals for Luis Arroyo
on this date in 1956.
7) In 1963 on this date, the Detroit Tigers released Vic Wertz.

Died: 1

Cal Howe* died on this date in 2008