1952 Baseball Season

More 1952 Baseball Season Highlights

Check out more 1952 baseball season highlights, including several no-hitters by Virgil Trucks and changes in management and players among several teams:

  • The National League wins the All-Star Game 3-2 at Philadelphia.
  • Joe Black is named 1952 National League Rookie of the Year.
  • Philadelphia's Harry Byrd is the American League ROTY.
  • Virgil Trucks of Detroit no-hits Washington 1-0 on May 15.
  • Trucks no-hits the Yankees 1-0 on August 25.
  • Virgil Trucks goes just 5-19 overall.
  • Tiger pitcher Fred Hutchinson is named team manager. He becomes the last pitcher to serve as player/manager.
  • On May 21, a record 19 straight Dodgers reach base safely vs. the Reds in the first inning.
  • Brooklyn's Carl Erskine no-hits the Cubs on June 19.
  • Walt Dropo ties a major league record with 12 hits in 12 consecutive at-bats.
  • On August 6, the Browns' Satchel Paige, at age 47, shuts out Detroit 1-0 in 12 innings.
  • Cardinal Peanuts Lowrey collects a major league record seven straight pinch hits.
  • Cleveland's Larry Doby tops the American League in runs (104), homers (32), and slugging (.541).
  • Cleveland's Al Rosen leads the American League in RBI (105), total bases (297), and runs produced (178).
  • Allie Reynolds paces the American League in ERA (2.07) and Ks (160).
  • Cleveland's Jim Fridley goes 6-for-6 on April 29.
  • The Braves draw only 281,278 in their last year in Boston.
  • The Tigers finish last for the first time in their history and post their worst won-loss record ever (50-104).
  • On June 13, Ron Necciai of Bristol of the Appalachian League throws a no-hitter and fans 27 batters.
  • Giant Monte Irvin breaks an ankle in spring training -- he never regains his old ability.
  • Toby Atwell of the Cubs is the first National Leaguer to catch 100 games as a rookie.
  • Bob Neighbors, ex-Browns shortstop, is the only former major leaguer to be killed in action in the Korean War.
  • Yankee Phil Rizzuto leads the majors in sacrifice hits a record fourth straight year.
  • Philly's Eddie Joost has 100 or more walks for the sixth straight year.
  • The Yankees trade four players to Cincinnati for Ewell Blackwell to give them help in the pennant stretch.
  • The Yankees trade Jackie Jensen and three other players for Irv Noren and Tommy Upton.

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