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 Hatten was born on this day in 1916
Mike Garcia was born on this day in 1923 Dick Weik* was born on this day in 1927
1949 Rule 5 Draft: 7
1) Brooklyn Dodgers right handed pitcher Johnny Klippstein was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the Rule 5 draft.
2) Catcher Sam Calderone* was drafted by the New York Giants from the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Rule 5 draft.
3) Seattle of the Pacific Coast League catcher Mickey Grasso was drafted by the Washington Senators in the Rule 5 draft.
4) In the Rule 5 draft, the Chicago White Sox drafted right handed pitcher Bill (Wild Bill) Connelly* from the
5) Infielder George Strickland was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Boston Red Sox in the Rule 5 draft.
6) Portland of the Pacific Coast League third baseman Leo Thomas* was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the Rule 5 draft.
7) In the Rule 5 draft, the St.Louis Browns drafted shortstop/third baseman Tom Upton from the
New York Yankees.
1) The St.Louis Cardinals drafted right-handed Pitcher Tom Poholsky from the Boston Red Sox in the minor league draft
on this date in 1946.
2) The Boston Red Sox obtained infielder Vern Stephens and pitcher Jack Kramer from the St. Louis
Browns on this date in 1947. In the 8-player trade, the Browns received six players, including
Al Widmar, Jim Wilson, Ed Pellagrini, and Joe Ostrowski.
3) Outfielder Jim Fridley, Pitcher Bob Turley*, catcher Darrell Johnson*, and 1st baseman Dick kryhoski
were sent to the NY Yankees in 17 player trade between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1954.
The players NY sent to the Baltimore Orioles included outfielder
Gene Woodling, shortstop Willie Miranda*, pitcher Jim McDonald*, and pitcher Bill Miller.
4) Lou Boudreau* was hired as manager of the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1954.
5) On this date in 1964, the New York Mets signed Yogi Berra to a 2 year
contract as a player/coach.
6) On this date in 1959, former infielder/outfielder Bob Elliott was named manager of the Kansas City Athletics.
Jack Cusick* died on this date in 1989