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 Crosetti was born on this day in 1910 George (Red) Munger was born on this day in 1918
Don Lenhardt was born on this day in 1922 Bob Kelly was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Infielder Sam Dente was traded by the St.Louis Browns for pitcher Tom Ferrick* and John Sullivan
of the Washington Senators on this date in 1948.
2) Catcher Herman Franks was released by the Philadelphia Athletics on this date in 1948.
3) Also on this date in 1948, outfielder Harry (The Hat) Walker* was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies
to the Chicago Cubs for five time all-star outfielder Bill Nicholson.
4) Pitcher Gene Beardon tossed a 5-hitter and shortstop Lou Boudreau* went 4-for-4, including
2 home-runs, for the Cleveland Indians as they beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 in a 1 game AL playoff
on this date in 1948. Boxscore
5) Smoky Burgess and Bob Borkowski were traded by the Chicago Cubs for Bob Usher and John Pramesa of the Cincinnati Reds
on this date in 1951.
6) Left fielder Monty Irvin, centerfielder Willie Mays, and right fielder Hank Thompson were
the starting outfield for the NY Giants against the NY Yankees in the opening game of the World Series
on this date in 1951. The trio formed the 1st all black outfield in a World Series game. Boxscore
7) LA Dodgers pinch-hitter Carl Furillo* came through with a 2 run single to provide the winning runs as the Dodgers
defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game three of the 1959 World Series on this date in 1959. Boxscore
8) New York Yankees left-handed pitcher Whitey Ford* tossed his third straight World Series shut-out,
this one against the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium, on this date in 1961. Boxscore
9) Pitcher Chet Nichols was released by the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1963.
10) Also on this date in 1963, catcher Sherman (Sherm) Lollar was released by the Chicago White Sox.
11) In 1966 on this date, the Chicago Cubs released right handed pitcher Robin Roberts.
Fred Lindstrom* died on this date in 1981
* Fred Lindstrom shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.