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 Lemon was born on this day in 1920 Tom Wright* was born on this day in 1923
Tom Lasorda* was born on this day in 1927
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1911, pitcher Cy Young** beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0
for his 511th and final career win.
** Cy Young shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
2) Pitcher Bubba Church was traded by the Chicago Cubs to Sacramento of the PCL for John Briggs
and Richie Myers on this date in 1955.
3) On this date in 1957, in a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, the "Duke of Flatbush", Duke Snider, hit his 39th and 40th
home runs of the season. This tied Ralph Kiner's record of hitting 40 or more home runs in 5 consecutive seasons.
Dukes 40th home run was also the last to be hit at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Boxscore
4) Giants slugger Willie Mays joined Babe Ruth in the 600 career home run list by hitting a home run in a game
against the San Diego Padres on this date in 1969. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1985, in the bar at New York's Baltimore Hotel, Yankees manager Billy Martin had his right arm broken
in a scuffle with pitcher Ed Whitson.
Eddie Sawyer* died on this date in 1995 Monty Basgall died on this date in 2005
Yogi Berra died on this date in 2015