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.
Eddie Sawyer* was born on this day in 1910 Ted Kluszewski was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Cubs pitcher Johnny Schmitz made his ML debut by throwing only 1 pitch in the 9th inning and getting credit
for a 5-4 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1941. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1950, New York Yankees slugging centerfielder Joe DiMaggio* became the 1st player
to hit 3 home runs in one game at Griffith Stadium in Washington. Boxscore
3) First baseman Glenn (Rocky) Nelson was selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates
on this date in 1951.
4) The Kansas City Athletics purchased pitcher Lou Kretlow from Seattle of the PCL on this date in 1955.
5) In 1957 on this date, the New York Yankees purchased from the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Bobby Del Greco.
6) Yankees outfielder Mickey Mantle blasted his 400th career home run in a game against the Detroit Tigers on this
date in 1962. Boxscore
7) On this date in 1965, 58 year old former St.Louis Browns pitcher Satchel Paige* was signed
as a free agent by the KC Athletics. Satch would start and play in one game for the A's, hurling
3 innings of shut-out ball against the Boston Red Sox. Boxscore
Tom Saffell* died on this date in 2012 George Spencer died on this date in 2014