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.
George (Catfish) Metkovich was born on this day in 1920
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Outfielder Marv Rickert was purchased by the Cincinnati Reds from the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1947.
2) On this date in 1949, infielder Billy Hitchcock was traded to the Philadelphia Athletics
by the Boston Red Sox.
3) In 1953 on this date, the New York Giants traded 3 players, including pitcher Frank Hiller, to San Francisco
of the PCL for prospect Windy McCall.
4) Pitcher Don Johnson was traded to the Chicago White Sox by Toronto of the International League on this date in 1953
for infielder Hector Rodriguez*.
5) In 1954 on this date, the Brooklyn Dodgers traded pitcher Ray Moore*
to the Baltimore Orioles.
6) Catcher Walker Cooper was released by the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1956.
7) Also on this date in 1956, right handed pitcher Jim Konstanty was released by the St.Louis Cardinals.
8) Also in 1956 on this date, the Pittsburgh Pirates released left handed pitcher Howie Pollet.
9) Catcher Andy Seminick was released by the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 1956.
10) Also on this date in 1956, the Dodgers pitcher Sal Maglie* allowed just 5 hits but lost to the NY Yankees
as Don Larson pitched a perfect game in leading the "Bronx" Bombers to a 2-0 game 5 World Series win. Boxscore
11) On this date in 1957, the Cincinnati Redlegs purchased first baseman Steve Bilko from the Chicago Cubs.
12) Pitcher Marv Grissom* and Ernie Broglio were traded by the San Francisco Giants to the St.Louis Cardinals
on this date in 1958 for Hobie Landrith*, Billy Moffet, and Benny Valenzuela.
13) Also on this date in 1958, New York Yankees outfielder Hank Bauer hit his 4th home run
of the World Series and the Yankees won game six 4-3 in 10 innings against the Milwaukee Braves. Boxscore
14) On this date in 1961, Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford* set a World Series record for consecutive
scoreless innings pitched at 32 when he blanked the the Cincinnati Reds 7-0 in Game 4. Boxscore
Willard Ramsdell died on this date in 1969 Max Surkont died on this date in 1986
Andy Pafko died on this date in 2013