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.
Mel Harder* was born on this day in 1909 Bill Henry* was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Enos (Country) Slaughter scored from first on a double to lead the St.Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 World Series victory over the
Boston Red Sox on this date in 1946. Boxscore
The single by Harry (The Hat) Walker was actually ruled a double as Walker took second on the relay from the outfield
to the catcher.
2) On this date in 1952, infielder Lou Boudreau* was released by the Boston Red Sox.
3) Also in 1952 on this date, former Boston Braves player/manager Tommy Holmes was released
by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
4) Pitcher Dick Donovan* was purchased by the Detroit Tigers from the Milwaukee Braves on this date in 1953.
5) Former St.Louis Browns 1st baseman Dale Long* was obtained by the Pittsburgh Pirates from Hollywood of the PCL on this date in 1953.
6) On this date in 1955, the Cleveland Indians signed pitcher Cal McLish* as a free agent.
7) In 1956 on this date, the Kansa City Athletics purchased from the New York Yankee, slugging outfielder Bob Cerv*.
8) Catcher Walker Cooper and pitcher Murry Dickson were released by the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1957.
9) Also in 1957 on this date, former Marine fighter pilot and Cleveland Indians outfielder Bob Kennedy was released
by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
10) Outfielder Ron Northey, who often ranked in the top 10 in slugging percentage, was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1957.
11) Former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Clarence (Bud) Podbielan was obtained by the Cleveland Indians from the Cincinnati Redlegs on this
date in 1957.
12) Also in 1957 on this date, the San Francisco Giants traded infielder Wayne Terwilliger to the Detroit Tigers for infielder Jack Dittmer*.
13) Outfielder Wally Post, right-handed pitcher Ray Moore*, and outfielder/1st baseman Vic Wertz
were released by the Minnesota Twins on this date in 1963.
14) Pitcher Warren Spahn was released by the San Francisco Giants on this date in 1965.
15) The KC Athletics released Satchel Paige*, also on this date in 1965.
16) On this date in 1968, the Kansas City Royals drafted knuckle ball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm from the
Chicago White Sox as the 49th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.
Mickey Grasso died on this date in 1975
Tom Ferrick* died on this date in 1996 Al Widmar died on this date in 2005