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.
Frank (Spec) Shea was born on this day in 1920 Bill Serena was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Indians pitcher Bob Feller struck out 18 Detroit Tigers setting a ML record on this date in 1938. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1947, in a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Yankees, Yogi Berra of the Yankees became
the 1st player to hit a pinch hit home run in world series history. Boxscore
3) Pitcher William (Bill) Werle was selected off waivers by the Boston Red Sox from the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1952.
4) On this date in 1953, Dodger pitcher Carl Erskine set a new World Series record by striking out 14
NY Yankees in game 3 played at Ebbets Field. Brooklyn won 3-2 on Erskine's 6-hitter. Boxscore
5) In 1958 on this date, the Kansa City Athletics traded infielder Chico Carrasquel for outfielder Dick Williams
of the Baltimore Orioles.
6) Braves pitcher Lew Burdette* hit a 3-run home run and defeated the NY Yankees for the 4th consecutive
time in world series play on this date in 1958. Boxscore
7) On this date in 1962, the Detroit Tigers released pitcher (Sad) Sam Jones.
Danny O'Connell* died on this date in 1969 Clyde Vollmer died on this date in 2006