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.
Jim Russell was born on this date in 1918 Hal Naragon* was born on this date in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Cardinals pitcher Howie Pollet tossed a 2-hit 4-2 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first game of the first playoff series to determine
a league championship on this date in 1946. Boxscore
2) Also on this date in 1946, the New York Giants purchased Larry Jansen from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.
3) In 1949 on this date, in pitching a 7-4 victory over the Washington Senators, , Philadelphia A's rookie pitcher Alex Kellner
became the 1st Athletics pitcher to win 20 games since Lefty Grove in 1933. Boxscore
4) Phillies outfielder Dick Sisler hit a 3-run home run to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers 4-1 in the last game of season to clinch the NL pennant
for the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1950. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1952, infielder Bob Elliott was released by the New York Giants.
6) In 1953 on this date, the Cleveland Indians traded Bill Abernathy to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Glenn (Rocky) Nelson.
7) Redlegs pitcher Harry Perkowski and teammates Jim Bolger and Ted Tappe were traded to the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1954
for pitcher Johnny Klippstein and Jim Willis.
8) On this date in 1956, the Chicago Cubs released pitcher Paul Minner.
9) Catcher Jim Hegan was released by the New York Yankees on this date in 1960.
10) On this date in 1963, second baseman Johnny Temple* was released by the Houston Colt 45's.
11) In 1975 on this date, the Montreal Expos fired manager Gene Mauch*
Billy Goodman died on this date in 1984 Johnny Schmitz died on this date in 2011