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.
Leo Kiely was born on this day in 1929.
1) Cleveland Indians shortstop Lou Boudreau* was named AL Most Valuable Player
on this date in 1948.
2) Outfielder Chuck Diering was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles from San Francisco of the PCL
in the 1953 rule 5 draft on this date.
3) In the 1953 rule 5 draft on this date, the Chicago White Sox drafted pitcher Al Sima from the Washington Senators.
4) Catcher Carl Sawatski* was sold by the Chicago Cubs to the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1953.
5) In a trade with the Chicago White Sox, the Detroit Tigers re-acquired pitcher Virgil (Fire) Trucks
also on this date in 1955.
6) Infielder Daryl Spencer* was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1959.
7) Also on this date in 1959, former Brooklyn Dodgers Pitcher Billy Loes was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the San Francisco Giants.
8) On this date in 1961, in a 6 player deal, the Chicago White Sox traded pitcher Billy Pierce to the S.F. Giants.
9) The Atlanta Braves acquired Hoyt Wilhelm in a trade with the Chicago Cubs
on this date in 1970.