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.
Charlie Silvera was born on this day in 1924 Eddie Yost was born on this day in 1926
Eddie Mathews was born on this day in 1931
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Infielder Billy Martin and former USC star outfielder Jackie Jensen were obtained by the NY Yankees from Oakland of the PCL
on this date in 1949.
2) On this date in 1950, the Pittsburgh Pirates released infielder and future General Hospital soap star Johnny Berardino.
3) Pitcher Frank Hiller was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Giants on this date in 1952.
4) The NY Yankees released Charlie (King Kong) Keller* also on this date in 1952.
5) On this date in 1953 , the St.Louis Cardinals sent to Oklahoma City of the Texas League, catcher Les Fusselman.
6) The Detroit Tigers released catcher Bob Swift, infielder Billy Hitchcock, 2nd baseman Jerry Priddy, and pitcher Fred Hutchinson on this date in 1953.
7) Pitcher George Zuverink was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1953.
8) Former Yankees pitcher Vic Raschi* was released by the Kansas City Athletics on this date in 1955.
9) On this date in 1959, former Chicago Cubs outfielder Hal Jeffcoat was released by the St.Louis Cardinals.
10) Also on this date in 1959, the Chicago White Sox purchased from the Pittsburgh Pirates, outfielder Harry Simpson.
11) The Milwaukee Braves released Enos Slaughter and Mickey Vernon on this date in 1959. This would end the
career's of both of these former all-star players.
12) The Orioles released catcher Del Rice, outfielder Dave Philley, and outfielder Jim Busby on this date in 1960.
13) Former Braves all-star pitcher Lew Burdette* was released by the Philadelphia Phillies
on this date in 1965.
Mike Blyzka* died on this date in 2004