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.
Charley Keller* was born on this day in 1916 Andy Seminick was born on this day in 1920
Bubba Church was born on this day in 1924 Stan Lopata* was born on this day in 1925
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1930, Brooklyn catcher Al Lopez* hit the last recorded bounced home run.
After 1930, all hit balls that bounced into the stands would be a ground rule double. Boxscore
2) Pirate outfielder Ralph Kiner* hit 2 home runs, his 7th and 8th in 4 games, to set a new ML record
for home runs in 4 consecutive games on this date in 1947. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1948, the New York Yankees purchased pitcher Earl Harrist from the Washington Senators.
4) The Cleveland Indians*swept the NY Yankees* in a double-header
on this date in 1954 as 84,587 fans showed up to set a major-league record for the largest crowd ever to watch a ML baseball game.
That record would be broken in 1959 when over 93,000 fans attended an exhibition game between the L.A. Dodgers and N.Y. Yankees
at the L.A. Coliseum to honor Roy Campanella.
5) Catcher Smoky Burgess was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates
on this date in 1964.
6) On this date in 1976, appearing as the designated hitter, 53 year old Minnie Minoso singled in 3 at bats
for the Chicago White Sox. He became the oldest player to get a hit in a ML regulation game. Boxscore
Granny Hamner died on this date in 1993 Lou Kretlow died on this date in 2007