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.
Clyde Vollmer was born on this day in 1921
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Boston Braves infielder Bob Elliott hit 3 successive home runs in a
Braves 6-4 win over the NY Giants on this date in 1949. Boxscore
2) Dodger pitcher Erv Palica tossed a 2-hitter and hit a grand slam HR in an 11-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies
on this date in 1950. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1955, NY Giants manager Leo Durocher resigned and was replaced with Bill Rigney.
4) Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges had the last RBI in the last game played
at Ebbets Field on this date in 1957. Boxscore
5) Manager Casey Stengel* clinched his 8th pennant with the NY Yankees when the Kansas City Athletics defeated the Chicago White Sox
on this date in 1957.
6) On this date in 1968, New York Mets manager Gil Hodges suffered a heart attack during a game with the Braves.
Hodges was hospitalized and missed the rest of the season.
7) In 1979 on this date, with just a week to go in the season, Chicago Cubs manager Herman Franks resigned.
Sherman Lollar died on this date in 1977
Frank Smith died on this date in 2005 Mickey Vernon died on this date in 2008