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.
Ben Taylor* was born on this day in 1924 Robin Roberts was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Rogers Hornsby day is celebrated at Sportsman's Park in St.Louis on this date in 1921. "Rajah" thrilled the fans
by hitting a home run and 2 doubles to help defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-4. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1946, the Boston Braves obtained Bob Elliott by trading, among others, Billy Herman, to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
3) The New York Yankees* defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers* 5-3
in the 1st televised World Series game on this date in 1947. Boxscore
4) Outfielder Gene Woodling was purchased by the New York Yankees from San Francisco of the PCL on this date in 1948.
5) On this date in 1949, the Wash. Senators purchased OF Irv Noren from the Brooklyn Dodgers for a reported $50,000.
6) Also In 1949 on this date, the Chicago White Sox purchased from Sacramento of the PCL, pitcher Ken Holcombe.
7) Pirates slugger Ralph Kiner* hit his 54th homer and 16th HR in September to set a new NL record for HR's
in a month on this date in 1949. Boxscore
8) On this date in 1950, the Boston Braves obtained P Jim Wilson from Seattle of the Pacific Coast League.
9) In 1951 on this date, in the 14th inning of an 8-to-8 ballgame, Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Jackie Robinson hit a HR
to give the Dodgers a 9-8 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Boxscore The win tied Brooklyn with the Giants, forcing a playoff.
10) Browns ace Ned Garver beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 and won his 20th game of the season on this date in 1951.
Garver became the only player to win 20 games for a last place team that lost 100 games.
11) On this date in 1954, the Cleveland Indians traded pitcher Sam Jones to the Chicago Cubs for slugger Ralph Kiner*.
12) Manager Al Lopez*, who had piloted the Cleveland Indians since 1951, resigned on this date in 1956.
13) Also on this date in 1956, NY Giants infielder Al (Red) Schoendienst got his 2000th career hit in a 5-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
14) Outfielder Dave Philley pinch hit a double in the 7th inning and set a new ML record with 8 straight pinch hits
on this date in 1958. Boxscore
15) The Atlanta Braves fired their manager, Billy Hitchcock, on this date in 1967. Hitchcock's Braves had
a 77-82 won-lost record when he was dismissed.
Hank Thompson died on this date in 1969