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.
Tom Hamilton* was born on this date in 1925
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1913, "The Big Train" Walter Johnson** won his 36th game of the year
as his Washington Senators defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 1-0. Biography
** Walter Johnson shown on 1952 Topps Look-N-See style card.
2) Shortstop Eddie Joost was purchased by the Philadelphia Athletics from the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1946.
3) On this date in 1952, infielder Johnny Berardino was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
4) In 1953 on this date, under pressure from his fellow American League owners, Bill Veeck* sold his
controlling interest in the St.Louis Browns.
5) Giants centerfielder Willie Mays made his famous running catch off the bat of Cleveland's' Vic Wertz on this date in 1954.
6) On this date in 1957, by finishing the season with a .388 average, Red Sox slugger Ted Williams* became the oldest batting champ
at age 39. Boxscore
7) Shortstop Solly Hemus was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to his former team, the St.Louis Cardinals, on this date in 1958.
8) On this date in 1959, pitcher Bob Porterfield was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
9) In 1962 on this date, the Los Angeles Angels purchased right handed pitcher Bob Turley* from
the NY Yankees.
10) Cardinals slugger Stan Musial*, in his last ML game, ended his career by going 2-for-3 against the Cincinnati Reds on this date in 1963.
11) On this date in 1976, Walt Alston stepped down as the Dodgers manager and Tom Lasorda* was announced as his replacement.
Van Patrick* died on this date in 1974 Casey Stengel* died on this date in 1975
George Shuba died on this date in 2014