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.
Ray Katt* was born on this day in 1927 Tony Bartirome was born on this day in 1932
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1947, Clint Hartung of the The New York Giants made his pitching debut against the Boston Braves.
The much heralded "Hondo Hurricane" threw 6 shutout innings in his first appearance. Boxscore
2) Also in 1947 on this date, left-handed pitcher Ken Heintzelman was purchased by the Philadelphia Phillies
from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
3) On this date in 1950, the St.Louis Browns purchased pitcher Harry (Fritz) Dorish
from the Boston Red Sox.
4) On this date in 1950, Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner* hit his 2nd grand slam in 3 days.
He also added a 3-run homer and totaled 7 RBI's in a Pirate 10-5 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. Boxscore
5) Infielder Floyd Baker was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1955
6) Also in 1955 on this date, 1st baseman/outfielder Phil Cavarretta was released by the Chicago white Sox .
7) And also this date in 1955, the Detroit Tigers purchased outfielder Charlie Maxwell
from the Baltimore Orioles.
8) On this date in 1959, pitcher Murry Dickson was purchased by the Kansas City Athletics from the New York Yankees.
9) In 1961 on this date, the Chicago Cubs traded infielder/outfielder Frank Thomas* to the
Milwaukee Braves for Mel Roach.
Ralph Brickner* died on this date in 1994 Ray Noble* died on this date in 1998