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.
Paul Richards was born on this day in 1908
Stan Musial* was born on this day in 1920 Warren Hacker was born on this day in 1924
1) The NY Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio* from the San Francisco Seals of the PCL
on this date in 1934.
2) Owner Bill Veeck* sold his interest in the Cleveland Indians for $2.2 million to
a syndicate headed by Ellis Ryan on this date in 1949.
3) On this date in 1956, the Cleveland Indians released Lou Boudreau*.
4) Dodger pitcher Joe Black was named National League Rookie of the Year on this date in 1952.
5) On this date in 1956, Brooklyn Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe* was named
National League MVP.
6) 1st baseman Dick Gernert was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago Cubs for Dave Hillman
and Jim Marshall on this date in 1959. This was considered the 1st true (without waivers) interleague trade.
7) Also on this date in 1959, the Kansas City Athletics traded catcher Frank House to the Cincinnati Redlegs
for Tom Acker.
Mel Ott** died on this date in1958
** Mel Ott shown on 1952 Topps
Look-N-See style card.