1952 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1952 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Champions[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Other champions[edit]

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

American League National League
AVG Ferris Fain PHA .327 Stan Musial SLC .336
HR Larry Doby CLE 32 Ralph Kiner PIT &
Hank Sauer CHC
37
RBI Al Rosen CLE 105 Hank Sauer CHC 121
Wins Bobby Shantz PHA 24 Robin Roberts PHP 28
ERA Allie Reynolds NYY 2.06 Hoyt Wilhelm NYG 2.43
Ks Allie Reynolds NYY 160 Warren Spahn BSB 183

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 16 – Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires after 40 years as a major league player and coach. He receives a pension from the Pittsburgh Pirates, with whom he spent most of those years.
  • February 21 – Thomas Fine of Cuba's Leones de la Habana hurled the first no-hitter in Caribbean Series history, a 1–0 masterpiece against Al Papai and Venezuela's Cervecería Caracas. Through 2013, it has been the only no-hitter pitched in Series history.
  • February 26 – Thomas Fine was three outs from consecutive no-hitters in the Caribbean Series, having allowed a single in the ninth inning to break it up, in an 11–3 Cuba's victory over Panama's Carta Vieja Yankees. His 17 consecutive hitless innings pitched record still as the longest in Series history.

March[edit]

  • March 24 – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Slaybaugh is hit in the left eye with a line drive, necessitating an operation to remove the eye. Slaybaugh will pitch briefly in the minors in 1953-54 and then retire.

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 15 – Detroit Tigers pitcher Virgil Trucks hurled his second no-hitter of the season, a 1–0 shutout over the host New York Yankees. Previously, Trucks held the Washington Senators without a hit on May 15. Besides, Trucks is one of five pitchers to throw two no-hitters in a season, being the others Johnny Vander Meer (1938), Allie Reynolds (1951), Nolan Ryan (1973) and Roy Halladay (2010), as one of his no-hitters came in the postseason.[1]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December 2:

Movies[edit]

Births[edit]

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February[edit]

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April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

  • July   3 – Fred Tenney, 80, first baseman and manager whose career lasted 17 seasons from 1894–1911, who was ranked behind only Hal Chase among first basemen of the Deadball Era, being also considered the originator of the 3-6-3 double play, while leading the National League in putouts in 1905 and 1907–1908 as well as in assists each year from 1901 through 1907, setting a major-league record with 152 in 1905 that lasted until Mickey Vernon topped it in 1949, hitting over .300 seven times and retiring with a .294/.371/.358 slash line, including 2,231 hits, 1,134 runs scored and 688 runs batted in.[11]
  • July 11 – Dutch Leonard, 60, left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers over eleven seasons from 1913–1925, who earned two World Series rings with Boston in 1915 and 1916, while leading the major leagues with an earned run average of 0.96 in 1914, setting a modern-era season record that still stands.[12]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

  • December   6 – Don Hurst, 47, first baseman who played from 1928 through 1934 for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs, leading the National League with 143 RBI in 1932.
  • December 14 – Frank Hansford, 77, pitcher for the 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms.
  • December 28 – Deacon Jones, 60, pitcher who played from 1916 to 1918 for the Detroit Tigers.
  • December 29 – Bob Meinke, 65, shortstop who appeared in two games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1910.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ August 25, 1952: Virgil Trucks hurls his second no-hitter of the season. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ 1952 International League season batting and pitching statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on February 22. 2018.
  3. ^ Bones Ely. Article written by Jacob Pomrenke. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Ollie Pickering. Cooperstown Expert website. Retrieved on June 16, 2019.
  5. ^ 1901 Chicago White Sox Regular Season Game Log. Retrosheet. Retrieved on June 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Wilson, Nick C. (2005). Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States: Major, Minor and Negro Leagues, 1901-1949. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-786420-12-4
  7. ^ Mike Hopkins. Retrosheet. Retrieved on June 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Deacon Phillippe. Article written by Mark Armour. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 17, 2019.
  9. ^ Phenomenal Smith. Major and Minor League Statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on June 17, 2019.
  10. ^ How Smith became "Phenomenal". Article written by Bob Lemke. Published on February 6, 2012. Retrieved on June 17, 2019.
  11. ^ Fred Tenney. Article written by Mark Sternman. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 6, 2019.
  12. ^ Dutch Leonard. Article written by David Jones. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Phil Douglas. Article written by Mike Lynch. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 6, 2019.
  14. ^ Military-related Major League Deaths. Baseball's Greatest Sacrifice. Retrieved on June 6, 2019.
  15. ^ Arky Vaughan. Article written by Ralph Moses. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 5, 2019.
  16. ^ Earl Sheely. Pacific Coast League Hall of Fame. MiLB.com. Retrieved on June 6, 2019.
  17. ^ Spalding's official baseball guide. Page 227. Archive.org website. Retrieved on June 15, 2019.
  18. ^ Fred McMullin article. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  19. ^ Arlie Latham. Article written by Ralph Berge. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 5, 2019.

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