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.
Jerry Coleman was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1951, St.Louis Browns rookie Bob Nieman* hit home runs in his first 2 at bats in the ML.
2) Catcher Bob Swift was signed by the Detroit Tigers as a free agent on this date in 1953.
3) On this date in 1955, the Kansas City Athletics selected off waivers, outfielder Tom Saffell*, from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
4) Pitcher Gerald Staley was selected off waivers by the New York Yankees from the Cincinnati Redlegs on this date in 1955.
5) On this date in 1958, the NY Yankees, managed by Casey Stengel*, beat the KC Athletics and won their 9th AL pennant. This tied
Stengel with Connie Mack for managers with the most AL pennants won. Boxscore
6) In 1960 on this date, the Boston Red Sox released infielder Ray Boone.
7) On this date in 1960, pitcher Bob Rush was released by the Chicago White Sox.
8) On this date in 1961, the St.Louis Cardinals* and Chicago Cubs* set a NL record by using 72 players
in a doubleheader played at Busch Stadium in St.Louis. Boxscores