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 card set.
Andy Hansen was born this day in 1924 Don Johnson was born this day in 1926
1) On this date in 1921, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis** began his tenure as
Commissioner of Baseball. Landis, a former federal judge appointed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, held
his baseball commissioner position until his death in 1944.
** Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
2) Pitcher Bobby Shantz of the Philadelphia Athletics was named AL Most Valuable Player on this date in 1952.
3) On this date in 1958, NY Yankees pitcher Bob Turley* was voted the Cy Young Award winner. Turley won
21 games for the Yankees in 1958.
4) On this date in 1959, Chicago White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox* was named
American League MVP.
5) Outfielder Dom DiMaggio had his contract purchased by the Boston Red Sox from San Francisco of the PCL
on this date in 1940.
6) On this date in 1955, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Fred Hutchinson as their new manager.
Fred Hutchinson died this date in 1964 Cass Michaels died this date in 1982 Bill Dickey died this date in 1993