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.
Phil Rizzuto was born on this day in 1917 Johnny Sain was born on this day in 1917
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Tigers Pitcher Bobo Newsom* won both games of a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on this date in 1940.
2) The Pittsburgh Pirates obtained infielder/outfielder Wally Westlake from Oakland of the Pacific Coast League on this date in 1946.
3) In 1952 on this date, in what would be his last win for the Detroit Tigers, left handed pitcher Hal Newhouser* won his
200th ML game, a 3-2 victory over the St.Louis Browns. Boxscore
4) Dodger centerfielder Duke Snider joined his teammate Gil Hodges in the 40 homer club by belting his 40th HR on this date in 1954.
That made 2 straight years the Dodgers had two 40 HR sluggers. Boxscore
5) On this date in 1960, with his teams 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox, Yankee manager Casey Stengel* won his 10th pennant
in 12 years as NY Yankee manager. Boxscore
6) HOF'er Stan Musial* was named vice-president of the St.Louis Cardinals and had his #6 retired on this date in 1960.
7) On this date in 1965, the Giants "Say Hey" kid, Willie Mays, became the oldest player to slug 50 home runs in a season.
8) In 1965 on this date, in what is viewed as another Kansas City publicity stunt, 59 year old pitcher Satchel Paige* appeared as
the starting pitcher against the Boston Red Sox. Boxscore
"Satch" had the last laugh as he pitched 3 scoreless innings and allowed only 1 hit.