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.
Vern Stephens was born on this day in 1920 Ewell Blackwell was born on this day in 1922
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson as a free agent on this date in 1945.
Branch Rickey announced Robinson would start the 1946 season at Montreal in the International League.
2) Manager Leo Durocher of the New York Giants was selected as "Manager of the Year"
by the Associated Press on this date in 1951.
3) On this date in 1959, right-handed pitcher and 3-time all-star Mike Garcia was released
by the Cleveland Indians.
4) Catcher Frank House was released by the Detroit Tigers on this date in 1961.
5) On this date in 1979, feisty New York Yankees manager Billy Martin was involved
in a barroom altercation with a marshmallow salesman named Joseph Cooper.
Walt (Monk) Dubiel died on this date in 1969 Sherry Robertson died on this date in 1970
Al Corwin* died on this date in 2003 Jim McDonald* died on this date in 2004