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.
Al Brazle was born on this day in 1913
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) 2nd baseman Nellie Fox* was traded by the Phil. Athletics to the Chi. White Sox for catcher Joe Tipton on this date in 1949.
This trade is still considered by many to be the best ever made by the White Sox.
2) Pitcher Ralph Branca was released by the New York Yankees on this date in 1954.
3) Also on this date in 1954, left handed pitcher Al Brazle and outfielder Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey were released
by the St.Louis Cardinals.
4) Shortstop Willie Miranda* was traded to the LA Dodgers by the Baltimore Orioles for Jim Gentile on this date in 1959.
5) The Los Angeles Angels released catcher Del Rice, 1st baseman Ted Kluszewski, and infielder Rocky Bridges on this date in 1961.
6) Infielder Andy Carey*, formerly of the NY Yankees, was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on this date in 1962.
7) Former Red Sox all-star catcher Sammy White was released by the Philadelphia Phillies
also on this date in 1962
8) Also in 1962 on this date, former Cleveland Indians catcher Hal Naragon* was
released by the Minnesota Twins.
9) Pitcher Billy Hoeft, formerly of the Detroit Tigers, was released by the Milwaukee Braves on this date in 1964.
10) Former all-star St.Louis Browns outfielder Roy Sievers was released by the Washington Senators also on this date in 1964.
11) In 1978 on this date, the Chicago White Sox fired Larry Doby as manager.
12) The Oakland Athletics fired Billy Martin as manager on this date in 1982.
13) On this date in 1987, Billy Martin was named manager of the
NY Yankees for the 5th and final time..
Ray Katt* died on this date in 1999