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.
Joe Ostrowski was born on this day in 1916** Gus Bell was born on this day in 1928
** DOB shown on 1952 Topps card, in error, as Aug. 15, 1919
1948 Minor League Draft: 4
1) Pitcher Bob Chakales was drafted by the Cleveland Indians from the Philadelphia Phillies in the Minor League Draft on this date in 1948.
2) Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jack Cusick* was drafted by the St.Louis Cardinals in the Minor League Draft on this date in 1948.
3) In the Minor League Draft on this date in 1948, the Boston Braves drafted 2nd baseman Roy Hartsfield from Dallas of the Texas League.
4) Also in the Minor League Draft on this date in 1948, the Detroit Tigers drafted from the New York Giants pitcher Bob Hooper.
1) Ted Williams* was named AL Most Valuable Player on this date in 1946.
2-3) Rookie of the Year honors were awarded to Willie Mays of the National League and Gil MacDougald of the
American League on this date in 1951.
4) On this date in 1962, pitcher Early Wynn was released by the Chicago White Sox.
Joe Nuxhall died this day in 2007