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.
Bob Dillinger* was born on this day in 1918
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) 21 year old Brooklyn outfielder Casey Stengel* made his ML debut on this date in 1912.
Casey made the debut a good one, getting 4 hits, a walk, and 2 RBI's. 1912 Dodger Roster
He was also credited with 2 stolen bases in a 7-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2) Cardinals slugger Stan Musial* had 2 hits against the Boston Braves in his ML debut on this date in 1941. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1947, 2 weeks before the season was over, the Sporting News named Jackie Robinson the Rookie of the Year.
4) Red Sox pitcher Ellis Kinder set an AL record by appearing in his 62nd game of the season on this date in 1953. Boxscore
5) Also on this date in 1953, the Cincinnati Reds, with a 64-82 record, fired manager Rogers Hornsby* with only 8 games remaining.
6) On this date in 1964, NY Yankee centerfielder Mickey Mantle got his 2,000th career hit which also was his 450th
career home run. Boxscore
Bubba Church died on this date in 2001