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.
Vern Benson* was born on this day in 1924 Duke Snider was born on this day in 1930
Bill Sarni* was born on this day in 1927 Bob Turley* was born on this day in 1930
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner* became the 1st NL player to hit 50 HR's in 2 different seasons on this date in 1949.
2) The Chicago White Sox purchased pitcher/1st baseman Jack Harshman* from the NL's New York Giants on this date in 1953.
3) In 1956 on this date, for the 3rd time in his career, Brooklyn Dodger right-hander Don Newcombe* hit 2 HR's in a game.
4) Former Giant catcher Wes Westrum resigned as manager of the NY Mets on this date in 1967.
5) On this date in 1969, the Oakland Athletics fired their manager, Hank Bauer.