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.
Eddie Waitkus was born on this day in 1919
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) Cincinnati Reds outfielder Johnny Wyrostek drove in 8 runs in a doubleheader
sweep over the St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1950. Boxscores
2) NY Giant hurlers Jim Hearn and fellow teammate right-hander Sal Maglie* tossed twinbill shutouts
Philadelphia Phillies also on this date in 1950. Boxscores
3) Despite consecutive home runs by Al Corwin*, Wes Westrum, and Whitey Lockman*, the NY Giants lost to the Brooklyn
Dodgers 8-6 on this date in 1953. The game typified the rivalry between the two teams as bean balls and disagreements
on calls were seen throughout the game. Boxscore
In the 8th inning, Dodger outfielder Duke Snider accused Giants pitcher Larry Jansen of throwing at him and fellow teammate, catcher Roy Campanella.
4) Chicago White Sox infielder Nellie Fox*ended his ML record 798 consecutive
games played at 2nd base when he was hospitalized with a virus on this date in 1960.
Sammy White died on this date in 1991 Buddy Blattner* died on this date in 2009
*Buddy Blattner shown as the 1952 announcer for the St.Louis Browns.