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.
Clark Griffith** was born on this day in 1869
**Clark Griffith shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
1) Knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm was drafted by the New York Giants from the Boston Braves
on this date in the 1947 minor league draft.
2) On this date in 1952, Chicago Cubs outfielder Hank Sauer
was named National League MVP .
3) Detroit Tigers catcher Frank House and outfielder Bill Tuttle* were traded along with 5 other
Tigers players to the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1957. Going to Detroit in the trade were:
outfielder Gus Zernial, pitcher Maurice (Mickey) McDermott, infielder Billy Martin, and pitcher Tom Morgan.
4) Infielder Billy Martin was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Cleveland Indians on this date in the 1958.
5) On this date in 1962, the Chicago White Sox released pitcher Early Wynn.
6) In 1962 on this date, Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle was named American League MVP.
It was Mantles 3rd MVP award.
Dick Littlefield* died on this date in 1997 Dick Sisler died on this date in 1998.