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.
Jack Phillips was born on this day in 1921 Harry Perkowski was born on this day in 1922
Hal Jeffcoat was born on this day in 1924 Jim Fridley was born on this day in 1924
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) A's Pitcher Carl Scheib, at 16 years, 8 months, and 5 days, became the youngest player to appear
in a ML game on this date in 1943. Boxscore
2) On this date in 1950, Brooklyn Dodgers hard throwing right hander Don Newcombe* started and almost completed
both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched a complete game 2-0 shutout in the first game
and was lifted in the 7th inning of game 2 trailing 3-1. Boxscore
3) Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella set a new HR record for catchers
when he hit his 38th of the season on this date in 1953. Boxscore
4) Shortstop Johnny Lipon was purchased by the St.Louis Browns from the Boston Red Sox on this date in 1953.
5) On this date in 1960, the Baltimore Orioles selected catcher Del Rice off waivers from
the St.Louis Cardinals.
Barney McCosky died on this date in 1996 Al Kozar* died on this date in 2007