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.
Glenn (Rocky) Nelson was born this day in 1924 Gene Mauch* was born on this day in 1925
Roy Sievers was born this day in 1926
1) On this date in 1949, Brooklyn's Jackie Robinson was voted National League MVP.
2) Infielder Same Dente and 2 minor league players were traded by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1947
to the St.Louis Browns for infielder Billy Hitchcock and pitcher Ellis Kinder.
3) Outfielder Jim Russell was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Boston Braves on this date in 1947
in exchange for Danny Murtaugh and outfielder/1st baseman Johnny Hopp.
4) First baseman Chuck Connors*, a member of the Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate Los Angeles Angels, became
the 1st player to refuse to participate in the ML draft on this date in 1951. Connors voiced his desire to remain in Los Angeles
as his reason to shun the ML draft, scheduled to be held on November 19, 1951.
5) On this date in 1963, the Cleveland Indians signed outfielder Wally Post as a free agent.
Freddie Fitzsimmons* died on this date in 1979