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.
Al Evans was born on this day in 1916 Dick Gernert was born on this day in 1928
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Boston Red Sox slugging outfielder Ted Williams* went 6 for 8 in a double header against the
Philadelphia Athletics to finish the season on this date in 1941. Boxscore The hits raised his season average to .406.
No player has batted .400 since.
2) New York Yankee right handed pitcher Allie Reynolds tossed his 2nd no-hitter of the season, this one
against the Boston Red Sox, on this date in 1951. Boxscore
3 ) Phil Cavarretta and knuckleball pitcher Dutch Leonard were released by the Chicago Cubs on this date in 1953.
4) Also on this date in 1953, the Milwaukee Braves released and then the Chicago Cubs signed as a free agent, Gene Mauch*.
5) On this date in 1958, in a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Phillies outfielder Richie Ashburn went 3-for-4
and clinched the NL batting title with a .3496 (.350) average. Boxscore
6) In his final major league appearance, slugger Ted Williams* hit a 450' home run to right centerfield
at Boston's Fenway Park on this date in 1960. It was Ted's 521st and last home run. Boxscore
Don Thompson* died on this date in 2009