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.
Joe Page was born this date in 1917
1) The Boston Braves purchased pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm from Mooresville of the No. Carolina State
League on this date in 1947.
2) On this date in 1953, "The Old Red-Head", Red Barber*, resigned from the Dodgers broadcasting booth
and went to work with the NY Yankees.
3) Manager Billy Martin was fired (2nd time) by Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on this date in 1979.
4) On this date in 1968, former Braves all-star third baseman Eddie Mathews was released
by the Detroit Tigers.
Mathews was the only player to have played on the Braves teams in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta.
George Wilson* died on this date in 1974