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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

May 8
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball cards.

 

Born: 1


Harry O'Neill* was born on this day in 1917

* Harry O'Neill Bio.

 

Events/Transactions: 10
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)


1) On this date in 1934, the Chicago White Sox named Jimmy Dykes* as their new manager replacing Lew Fonseca.
Fonseca would go on to become a motion picture specialist for the Major Leagues.

 

                             1952 Topps #15 Johnny Pesky Baseball Card
2) On this date in 1937, Bobo Newsom*, who pitched in 4 different decades, hit his only ML home run.  Boxscore
3) In 1946 on this date, in a game with the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky became
the 1st player in AL history to score 6 runs in one game. Boxscore

 

                           1952 Topps #18 Merrill Combs Baseball Card
4) Pitcher Clyde Vollmer was traded by the Boston Red Sox for infielder Merrill Combs of the Washington Senators
in 1947 on this date.



                      
5) Pitcher Hersh Freeman* was traded by the Cincinnati Red Legs for pitcher Turk Lown of the Chicago Cubs
in 1958 on this date.

 


                    
6) Outfielder Bob Cerv*, in a 5 player deal, was traded back to the New York Yankees by the Los Angeles Angels
on this date in 1961.
7) In 1963 on this date, a home run by future HOF'er Stan Musial* of the St.Louis Cardinals against the Los Angeles Dodgers
gave "The Man" 1,357 extra-base hits, the ML record at the time. Boxscore
8) Also in 1963 on this date, the Washington Senators purchased catcher Hobie Landrith* from the Baltimore Orioles.

 

                       
9) On this date in 1964, infielder Roy McMillan was traded to the New York Mets by the Milwaukee Braves.
10) In 1973 on this date, in the 11th inning of a game with the San Diego Padres, Whitey Lockman*, then Chicago Cubs  manager,  was ejected from the game and
Cubs coach Ernie Banks took over for Lockman. Technically, Ernie Banks became the ML's first black manager. Boxscore

 

Died: 1

1952 Topps #22 Dom DiMaggio Baseball Card
Dom DiMaggio died on this date in 2009

 

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