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.
Chuck Dressen was born on this day in 1894
(Box scores provided by baseball-reference.com)
1) On this date in 1922, future HOF'er Rogers Hornsby* had his 33 game hitting streak ended
by Burleigh Grimes of the Brooklyn Dodgers (Robins). Boxscore
2) Catcher Bill Dickey was released by the NY Yankees on this date in 1946.
3) On this date in 1955, by slamming 2 home runs in a twin bill against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Willie Mays became
the 7th player to reach 50 home runs in a season. Boxscore
4) 2nd baseman Eddie Miksis was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from St.Louis Cardinals on this date in 1957.
5) On this date in 1958, Orioles knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm tossed a no-hitter against the New York Yankees. Boxscore
6) In 1963 on this date, the Los Angeles Angels released outfielder Jim Piersall*.
7) On this date in 1968, future HOF'er Mickey Mantle hit his last ML home run. Boxscore
Mantle finished with 536 career home runs.
Harry Fisher* died on this date in 1981