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 Spalding* was born on this day in 1850
* Al Spalding shown on 1952 Topps Look-n-See style card.
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Pitcher Mike Fornieles of the Washington Senators made his ML debut and tossed a 1 hit, 5-0 shutout
over the Philadelphia Athletics on this date in 1952. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1954, Washington Senators first baseman Mickey Vernon banged out his 2,000th
career hit. Boxscore
3) Cleveland Indians Pitcher Bob Lemon had his 11 game win streak end,
losing to the NY Yankees 3-2, on this date in 1954. Boxscore
4) New York Yankee players Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra hit back to back home runs on this date
in 1958 in a game against the Boston Red Sox. Boxscore
Mantle and Berra would hit back to back homers 12 times by the time their careers ended.
5) Milwaukee Braves Mgr. Chuck Dressen was fired and Braves executive VP Birdie Tebbetts took over as the Braves
manager on this date in 1961.
6) NY Yankees Mgr. Ralph Houk signed a new 3-year contract with the Yankees for a reported $65,000 a season
on this date in 1969.
7) On this date in 1973, the Detroit Tigers, citing continuing differences, fired Billy Martin as manager.
Jim Wilson died on this date in 1986