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Events for 1952 Topps Stars Occurring on This Day:

October 18
* Indicates players, teams or others that were not included in the original 1952 Topps baseball card set.

 

Born: 1


Andy Carey* was born on this day in 1931

 

Events/Transactions: 9
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
 


1) Philadelphia Athletics owner/manager Connie Mack retired as team manager at age 87
on this date in 1950.

Connie Mack card created by Keith Conforti.
 

                   
2) Outfielder Cal Abrams was traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Chicago White Sox
for infielder Bobby Adams on this date in 1955.
3)  Also in 1955 on this date, former Pittsburgh Pirates all-star slugging outfielder Ralph Kiner* announced
his retirement.

 

                        
4) Outfielder Hoot Evers and former Dodger pitcher Johnny Schmitz were released by the
 Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1956.

 

                   
5) Manager Casey Stengel* was  relieved of his managerial duties when Yankee owners Dan Topping and Del Webb
instituted a mandatory retirement age of 65 on this date in 1960.
6) On this date in 1963, former Indians outfielder Jim Lemon* was released by the Chicago White Sox.
7)  Also in 1963 on this date, former Braves all-star shortstop  Johnny Logan*
was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

                        
8) Outfielder/1st baseman Joe Adcock and former Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall* were released by the
 California Angels on this date in 1966.

 


9) Former Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Johnny Klippstein was released by the Minnesota Twins also
on this date in 1966.
 

Died: 2

                    1952 Topps #47 Willie Jones Baseball Card                              
Willie (Puddin Head) Jones died on this date in 1983           Ferris Fain died on this date in 2001

 

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