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 Adcock was born on this day in 1927
1) Clark Griffith** was named manager of the Washington Senators
on this date in 1911. Griffith would go on to become club owner and hold that position until 1955.
2) On this date in 1945, Branch Rickey signed infielder Jackie Robinson to a contract.
Robinson would report to Montreal of the International League for the 1946 season.
** Clark Griffith shown on 1952
Topps Look-N-See style card.
3) Pitcher Harry Brecheen was released by the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1952.
Brecheen was signed by the St.Louis Browns as a free agent the same day.
4) On this date in 1953, the Philadelphia Phillies released outfielder Bill Nicholson.
5) The Chicago Cubs signed catcher Del Rice as a free agent on this date in 1959.
Bob Thorpe died on this day in 1996 Al Lopez* died on this day in 2005