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.
Johnny Schmitz was born on this day in 1920 Bob Schultz was born on this day in 1923
1) Centerfielder Joe DiMaggio was named American League MVP on this date in 1941.
Joe's 56 game hitting streak edged out Ted Williams hitting .406 in most Sportswriters opinion.
2) On this date in 1950, former player/manager of the Cleveland Indians, infielder Lou Boudreau* was named
player/manager of the Boston Red Sox .
3) Senators Infielder Sam Dente was traded to the Chicago White Sox for infielder Tom Upton on this date in 1951.
4-5) Al Rosen was chosen the MVP of the American League and Roy Campanella
was chosen the MVP of the National League on this date in 1953.
In the 1955 Rule 5 Draft occurring on this date, the following transactions occurred:
6) Outfielder Monty Irvin was drafted by the Chicago Cubs from the New York Giants in the Rule 5 draft.
7) St.Louis Cardinals right-handed pitcher Joe Presko was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the Rule 5 draft.
8) In the Rule 5 draft, the Milwaukee Braves drafted left handed pitcher Lou Sleater from the
Kansa City Athletics.
9) Brooklyn's Don Newcombe* received the first Cy Young award on this date in 1956.
10) On this date in 1959, the Chicago White Sox signed veteran pitcher Mike Garcia as a free agent.
11) The New York Mets named Gil Hodges their new manager on this date in 1967.
Bill Connelly* died on this date in 1980 Eddie Mayo* died on this date in 2006
William Werle died on this date in 2010.