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.
Fred Clarke* was born on this date in 1872
* Fred Clarke (HOF) shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Outfielder Sam Jethroe and outfielder Bob Addis were traded by the
Brooklyn Dodgers to the Boston Braves on this date in 1949.
2) NY Giants outfielder Bobby Thomson hit his dramatic 9th inning 3-run HR off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers
to provide a 5-4 playoff victory and the NL pennant on this date in 1951. Boxscore
The HR became known as "The shot heard round the world" You can view it Here.
3) Infielder Eddie Joost was released by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1955.
4) Also on this date in 1955, outfielder Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey was released by the Philadelphia Phillies..
5) Also in 1955 on this date, the Chicago Cubs released left handed pitcher Howie Pollet.
6) First baseman George Crowe and teammate pitcher Alex Kellner, along with Alex Grammas, were traded on this date in 1958
by the Cincinnati Redlegs to the St.Louis Cardinals for Eddie Kasco, Bob Mabe, and outfielder Del Ennis.
Nippy Jones died on this date in 1995