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.
Dick Williams was born on this day in 1929
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1940, the Brooklyn Dodgers* became the 1st NL team to fly
to their next scheduled game when they traveled by air to Chicago from St.Louis.
2) Outfielder Hank Edwards was selected off waivers by the Chicago Cubs from the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1949.
3) The Chicago White Sox traded infielder Don Koloway to the Detroit Tigers also in 1949 on this date .
4) On this date in 1952,the New York Giants selected off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, outfielder Bill Howerton.
5) On this date in 1954, pitcher Carl Scheib was sent by the Philadelphia Athletics to the St.Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.
6) In 1957 on this date, the New York Yankees infielder Gil McDougald hit a line drive hitting Cleveland Indians pitcher Herb Score.
The ball broke Score's nose and damaged his eye, putting him out for the rest of the season. Boxscore
7) On this date in 1958,the Pittsburgh Pirates purchased from the Boston Red Sox, pitcher Bob Porterfield .
8) On this date in 1959, Roy Campanella night was celebrated by the Dodgers at the Los Angeles Coliseum before 93,103 fans.
Campanella was injured in a car crash just prior to the Dodgers move to Los Angeles. LA Times Headline
9) In 1962 on this date, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell to the New York Mets for Jim Marshall.
10) Also on this date in 1962, the St.Louis Cardinals, in a 3 player trade with the Houston Colt 45's, obtained pitcher Bobby Shantz.
11) On this date in 1966, Ralph Houk was appointed manager of the New York Yankees for the 3rd time in his career.
The Yankees welcomed Houk with a 3-1 win over the California Angels. Boxscore
12) In 2003 on this date, seventy-nine year old former pitcher Wayne Terwilliger became the oldest manager
in minor league history when he was signed to manage the Fort Worth Cats of the Central Baseball League.
Gus Bell died on this date in 1995