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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

October 16
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.


Born: 2

   Matt Batts was born on this day in 1921               Bob Cain was born on this day in 1924


Events/Transactions: 10
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)


1) Pitcher Tommy Byrne and infielder Joe DeMaestri were traded by the St.Louis Browns on this date in 1952
to the Chicago White Sox for slick fielding infielder Willie Miranda* and outfielder Hank Edwards.


                         1952 Topps #35 Hank Sauer Baseball Card
2) Pitcher Lou Sleater was purchased by the New York Yankees from Toronto of the IL on this date in 1954.
3) On this date in 1956, the St.Louis Cardinals released slugging outfielder Hank Sauer.
4)  In 1959 on this date, Lou Sleater was released by the Baltimore Orioles.

1952 Topps #59 Robin Roberts Baseball Card                    1952 Topps #34 Elmer Valo Baseball Card
5) Pitcher Robin Roberts was purchased by the New York Yankees  from the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1961.
6) Also on this date in 1961, right handed pitcher Billy Loes was purchased by the NY Mets from the SF Giants.
7)  Also in 1961 on this date, the Philadelphia Phillies released former Philadelphia Athletics hustling outfielder Elmer Valo.


1952 Topps #23 Billy Goodman Baseball Card                   
8) Infielder Billy Goodman was released by the Houston Colt 45's on this date in 1962.
9) On this date in 1967, former Phillies catcher Smoky Burgess was released by the Chicago White Sox.
10)  In 1984 on this date, the California Angels rehired their former manager Gene Mauch*.


Died: 2

1952 Topps #78 Ellis Kinder Card                              
Ellis Kinder died on this date in 1968                  Eddie Yost died on this date in 2012