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.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Chicago Orphans (changed to Cubs in 1903) infielders Joe Tinker*, Johnny Evers*, and Frank Chance* pulled off their first double-play
on this date in 1902.
* Tinker, Evers, & Chance shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See
2) On this date in 1931, owner/manager Connie Mack* and his Philadelphia Athletics clinched the AL pennant
with a 14-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. This would be Mack's 9th and last AL championship. Boxscore
*Connie Mack card designed by Keith Conforti.
3) On this date in 1950, NY Yankee slugger Johnny Mize hit 3 home runs in a game against the Detroit Tigers .
This was a ML record 6th time "The Big Cat" hit 3 home runs in a game. Boxscore
4) Pitcher Ted Gray was released by the Baltimore Orioles on this date in 1955.
5) On this date in 1960, San Francisco Giants centerfielder Willie Mays tied a ML record by
pounding out 3 triples in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Boxscore
George (Snuffy) Stirnweiss died on this date in 1958 Smoky Burgess died on this date in 1991