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.
Bob Friend was born on this day in 1930.
In the 1942 Minor League Draft occurring on this date, the following transactions occurred:
1) The St.Louis Cardinals drafted P. Gerald Staley from Boise in the Pioneer League.
In the 1948 Minor League Draft occurring on this date, the following transactions occurred:
2) The Det. Tigers drafted 1st baseman Dale Long* from the Boston Red Sox.
3-4) Pitcher Tommy Lasorda* was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers from the Philadelphia Phillies and
the Dodgers also drafted pitcher Johnny Klippstein from the St.Louis Cardinals.
5) The Boston Braves drafted from the N.Y. Giants, pitcher Paul LaPalme.
(6) Outfielder Dom DiMaggio was released by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1953.
(7) St.Louis Browns player/manager Marty Marion* was released by the Baltimore Orioles
also on this date in 1953.
8) In 1954 on this date, the Kansas City Athletics released shortstop Eddie Joost.
9) In 1975 on this date, former Cardinal infielder Gene Mauch* was named manager of the Minnesota Twins.
Warren Spahn died on this date in 2003 Jim Russell died on this date in 1987