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1952 in baseball

1952 in baseball

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Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

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

Events

January

February

  • 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

  • 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.

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July

August

  • August 15 – Detroit Tigers pitcher Virgil Trucks hurled his second no-hitter of the season, a 1–0 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]
  • August 30 – Arky Vaughan, Hall of Fame shortstop, nine-time All-Star and MVP Award winner, was drowned in a boat accident at Lost Lake in Lakeville, California. He was 40 year old. During a 14-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Brooklyn Dodgers between 1932 and 1948, Vaughan hit a combined .318 batting average and 2,103 base hits. Overall, he posted 11 seasons with a .300 or more average, while his lifetime average of .318 is second only to Honus Wagner's .329 for a shortstop. His most productive came in 1935, when he led the National League with a .385 average and was named MVP player. Additionally, he topped the league three times in runs, triples and walks, posting a career .406 on-base percentage with 937 walks, while striking out only 276 times in 6,622 at bats. Besides being a solid hitter, Vaughan was a better than average fielder, having led the league three times in assists, twice in putouts, and once each in total chances and double plays.[2]

September

October

November

December

  • December 2:

Movies

Births

January

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May

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July

August

September

October

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December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • August   1 – [Phil Douglas (baseball)|Phil Douglas]]
  • August   2 – Bob Neighbors
  • August 13 – Hal Haid
  • August 19 – George McAvoy
  • August 20 – Red Owens
  • August 20 – Ned Pettigrew
  • August 21 – Jack Ryan
  • August 25 – Harry Maupin
  • August 30 – Arky Vaughan, 40, a drowning victim, 9-time All-Star shortstop who was named the NL's MVP in 1935 by The Sporting News; career .318 hitter led NL in runs, triples and walks three times each. He would be eventually inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.

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December

Sources

  1. ^ August 25, 1952: Virgil Trucks hurls his second no-hitter of the season. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Arky Vaughan biography. Baseball Hall of Fame official website. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.
  3. ^ 1952 International League season batting and pitching statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on February 22. 2018.
  4. ^ Fred McMullin article. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on February 22, 2018.




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