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.
"Say Hey" Willie Mays was born on this day in 1931
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1915, Red Sox pitcher George Herman (Babe) Ruth** hit his 1st ML home run. The 1st of many
Ruth homeruns came off of NY Yankees pitcher Jack Warhop at the old Polo Grounds in New York. Account
** Babe Ruth shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See card.
2) Outfielder/1st baseman George (Catfish) Metkovich was traded by the Cleveland Indians to Oakland of the PCL on this date in 1948.
3) In 1951 on this date, Pittsburgh Pirates left handed pitcher Cliff Chambers pitched a 3-0 no-hitter
against the Boston Braves. Boxscore
4) Outfielder Gus Bell of the Cincinnati Redlegs hit home runs off pitcher Bob Miller of the Philadelphia
Phillies in both games of a doubleheader on this date in 1956. Bell's HR's at Cincinnati's Crosley Field helped
Cincinnati sweep the doubleheader 10-2 and 11-9. Boxscore Game #1 Boxscore Game #2
Vern Bickford died on this date in 1960 Art Houtteman died on this date in 2003
Robin Roberts died on this date in 2010 Duane Pillette died on this date in 2011