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.
Floyd Baker was born on this day in 1916 Saul Rogovin was born on this day in 1923
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Then New York Giants outfielder Casey Stengel* hit the 1st World Series home run
at Yankee Stadium on this date in 1923. Boxscore
2) The Chicago Cubs traded
outfielder Hank Edwards to the Brooklyn Dodgers for 1st basemen Dee Fondy and Chuck Connors* on this date in 1950.
* Chuck Connors page
3) Pitcher Marv Grissom* was obtained by the Chicago White Sox from Seattle of the PCL on this date in 1951.
4) The Cincinnati Reds traded catcher Dixie Howell to the Brooklyn Dodgers for pitcher Clyde King
on this date in 1952.
5) On this date in 1956, the Brooklyn Dodgers* and New York Yankees* played their last World Series game
as the Yankees defeated the Dodgers 9-0 in game 7. Surprise Yankees starter Johnny Kucks threw a 3 hitter against Brooklyn
in what would be Jackie Robinson's last ML game. Boxscore
6) Braves Pitcher Lew Burdette* won his 3rd World Series victory over the NY Yankees with a 5-0 shut-out on this date in 1957.
7) On this date in 1960, pitcher/first baseman Jack Harshman* was released by the Cleveland Indians.
8) Also in 1960 on this date, the Chicago Cubs released former Cincinnati Reds third baseman Grady Hatton.
The 1961 Expansion Draft: 7
1) Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Hobie Landrith* was selected by the NY Mets from the
San Francisco Giants as the 2nd pick.
2) Catcher Gus Bell was selected by the NY Mets from the Cincinnati Reds as the 8th pick.
3) Selected as the 14th pick, the NY Mets drafted first baseman Gil Hodges from the LA Dodgers.
4) Pitcher Bobbie Shantz was selected by the Houston Colt 45's from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the 21st pick.
5) Selected as the 23rd pick, the Houston Colt 45's drafted 1st baseman/OF Norm Larker* from the LA Dodgers.
6) Pitcher (Sad) Sam Jones was selected by the Houston Colt 45's from the San Francisco Giants as the 25th pick.
7) Selected as the 31st pick, the Houston Colt 45's drafted 1st baseman/OF Dick Gernert from the Cincinnati Reds.
Johnny Klippstein died on this date in 2003
Sid Hudson died on this date in 2008 Larry Jansen died on this date in 2009