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 Miksis was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1886, future Athletics owner Connie Mack* made his ML debut as a catcher for the
* Connie Mack card designed by Keith Conforti
2) On this date in 1909, future Brooklyn HOF outfielder Zack Wheat** collected his first two hits in the second game of a double-
header against the NY Giants. Bio.
Wheat would go on to collect 2884 hits and end his carrer with a .317 batting average.
** Zack Wheat shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
3) On this date in 1946, the Brooklyn Dodgers* and Cincinnati Reds* played the longest scoreless
tie game at Ebbets field in Brooklyn. The 19 inning 0-0 game lasted 4 hours and 40 minutes. Boxscore
4) Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner* slugged 4 homers off Braves pitchers in a double-header
played on this date in 1947. Boxscores
5) On this date in 1956, York Yankees all-star catcher Yogi Berra hit his 236th career home run,
tying Gabby Hartnett for the ML record of home runs by a catcher. Boxscore
6) Outfielder Enos (Country) Slaughter was selected off waivers by the Milwaukee Braves from the
New York Yankees on this date in 1959.
7) On this date in 1976, making his appearance in a 4th decade, outfielder Minnie Minoso went hitless in 3 at-bats
for the Chicago White Sox. Boxscore Minoso will also have an at-bat in 1980 that will tie him with Nick Altrock as the only
two 5 decade players.