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.
Lou Sleater was born on this day in 1926
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1925, Babe Ruth**hit his 300th career home run
in a game against the Boston Red Sox played in Boston's Fenway Park.
** Babe Ruth shown on 1952 Topps
Look-N-See style card.
2) 20 year old Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians became the youngest pitcher to win 20 games as he beat the St.Louis Browns 12-1
on this date in 1939. Boxscore
3) On this date in 1940, Cardinals slugging 1st baseman Johnny Mize hit 3 HR's against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mize became the 1st player to hit 3 HR's in a game four times in his career. Boxscore
4) In 1954 on this date, the New York Giants selected off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, catcher Joe Garagiola.
5) On this date in 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers *, with a 10-2 win over the Milwaukee Braves,
clinched the NL pennant. It was the earliest date in ML history that a team clinched a flag. Boxscore
6) Braves Pitcher Warren Spahn tied Christy Mathewson with thirteen 20-win seasons by beating the Philadelphia Phillies
3-2 on this date in 1963. At age 42, Spahn became the oldest 20 game winner. Boxscore
7) On this date in 1966, the Boston Red Sox fired their manager, Billy Herman.
8) Pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm was traded to the Atlanta Braves from the California Angels on this date in 1969.
9) On this date in 1981, the Montreal Expos, citing "lack of communication", fired their manager, Dick Williams
Clem Koshorek died on this date in 1991 George Zuverink died on this date in 2014