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1952 – Joaquin Andujar is born in San Pedro de Macoris, DR. The self-proclaimed “One Tough Dominican” has a colorful career which included switch-hitting regardless whether the pitcher threw lefthanded or righthanded and wearing glasses while at the plate but not while on the mound. 

1952 – Joaquin Andujar is born in San Pedro de Macoris, DR. The self-proclaimed “One Tough Dominican” has a colorful career which included switch-hitting regardless whether the pitcher threw lefthanded or righthanded and wearing glasses while at the plate but not while on the mound. 

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1952

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1952 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Brooklyn Dodgers NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Johnny Mize Awards – </strong? Major League Cy...

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1952 – In a shake-up of the Cleveland Indians, Hank Greenberg stays on as general manager, while Ellis W. Ryan resigns as president after losing a showdown. Mike Wilson, who buys Ryan’s share, will be the Indians’ new president.

1952 – In a shake-up of the Cleveland Indians, Hank Greenberg stays on as general manager, while Ellis W. Ryan resigns as president after losing a showdown. Mike Wilson, who buys Ryan’s share, will be the Indians’ new president.

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The Pirates name Fred Haney to be the team’s manager, replacing Billy Meyer who was selected as The Sporting News Major League Manager of the Year in 1948 following his first season at the helm. The Bucs will finish in last place each season, compiling a dismal 163-299 (.353) record during their new skipper’s three-year tenure in Pittsburgh.

The Pirates name Fred Haney to be the team’s manager, replacing Billy Meyer who was selected as The Sporting News Major League Manager of the Year in 1948 following his first season at the helm. The Bucs will finish in last place each season, compiling a dismal 163-299 (.353) record during their new skipper’s three-year tenure in Pittsburgh.

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At the Winter Meetings a new bonus rule is approved‚ replacing the one that was instituted in 1946 and repealed in 1950. This new rule sets the bonus limit at $4‚000 or the player could be lost though the draft. This second bonus rule lasts until abolished in 1957.

At the Winter Meetings a new bonus rule is approved‚ replacing the one that was instituted in 1946 and repealed in 1950. This new rule sets the bonus limit at $4‚000 or the player could be lost though the draft. This second bonus rule lasts until abolished in 1957.

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The Pittsburgh Pirates draft relief pitcher Elroy Face from the Montreal Royals, the top minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. During a 15-year career with the Pirates, Face will lead the National League in saves three times. In 1959, he will win an incredible 18 of 19 decisions in relief.

The Pittsburgh Pirates draft relief pitcher Elroy Face from the Montreal Royals, the top minor league affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. During a 15-year career with the Pirates, Face will lead the National League in saves three times. In 1959, he will win an incredible 18 of 19 decisions in relief.

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1952 – On a local TV program, Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson charges that the New York Yankees management is racist for its failure to bring up a black player. George Weiss of the Yanks denies the allegations.

1952 – On a local TV program, Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson charges that the New York Yankees management is racist for its failure to bring up a black player. George Weiss of the Yanks denies the allegations.

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1952 – International League President Frank Shaughnessy reveals plans to form two new major leagues by merging the top teams in the American Association and the top teams from the IL. Shaughnessy thinks that in five to six years, major league baseball will elevate these two leagues, along with the Pacific Coast League, which nearly has major league status now.

1952 – International League President Frank Shaughnessy reveals plans to form two new major leagues by merging the top teams in the American Association and the top teams from the IL. Shaughnessy thinks that in five to six years, major league baseball will elevate these two leagues, along with the Pacific Coast League, which nearly has major league status now.

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Commissioner Ford Frick states his belief that the Pacific Coast League will eventually reach major league status. The PCL is the only minor league in history to be given the “Open” classification, considered a step above the AAA level, that limited the rights of big league clubs to draft players from its teams, and is perceived as a precursor to the circuit becoming a third major league.

Commissioner Ford Frick states his belief that the Pacific Coast League will eventually reach major league status. The PCL is the only minor league in history to be given the “Open” classification, considered a step above the AAA level, that limited the rights of big league clubs to draft players from its teams, and is perceived as a precursor to the circuit becoming a third major league.

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The Reds obtain outfielder Gus Bell from the Pirates in exchange for Cal Abrams, Gail Henley, and Joe Rossi. The newest Cincinnati flychaser, considered one of general manager Gabe Paul’s best acquisitions for the team, will become a fan favorite and will hit .288 during his nine-year tenure in the Queen City.

The Reds obtain outfielder Gus Bell from the Pirates in exchange for Cal Abrams, Gail Henley, and Joe Rossi. The newest Cincinnati flychaser, considered one of general manager Gabe Paul’s best acquisitions for the team, will become a fan favorite and will hit .288 during his nine-year tenure in the Queen City.

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1952 – Stan Musial makes his major league pitching debut. Harvey Haddix moves to right field, Hal Rice shifts to center, and Musial pitches to Frank Baumholtz. After Baumholtz grounds out to third, everyone returns to their positions.

1952 – Stan Musial makes his major league pitching debut. Harvey Haddix moves to right field, Hal Rice shifts to center, and Musial pitches to Frank Baumholtz. After Baumholtz grounds out to third, everyone returns to their positions.

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On the last day of the season at Ebbets Field, the Braves’ 77 years of representing Boston is extended by three innings when Eddie Mathews’ ninth-inning, two-out double ties the game. The contest is called due to darkness and ends in the 12th inning in a 5-5 tie with the Dodgers.

On the last day of the season at Ebbets Field, the Braves’ 77 years of representing Boston is extended by three innings when Eddie Mathews’ ninth-inning, two-out double ties the game. The contest is called due to darkness and ends in the 12th inning in a 5-5 tie with the Dodgers.

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In the Braves’ 11-3 rout in Brooklyn, Eddie Mathews becomes the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game. The 20 year-old first baseman’s offensive output helps the team break a ten-game losing streak in a game that will become the last victory for the National League franchise representing the city of Boston.

In the Braves’ 11-3 rout in Brooklyn, Eddie Mathews becomes the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game. The 20 year-old first baseman’s offensive output helps the team break a ten-game losing streak in a game that will become the last victory for the National League franchise representing the city of Boston.

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1952 – The Braves’ Eddie Mathews hits 3 home runs as Boston breaks a 10-game losing streak and beats Brooklyn, 11 – 3. Virgil Jester wins, his last in the majors and the last victory for the Boston Braves franchise.

1952 – The Braves’ Eddie Mathews hits 3 home runs as Boston breaks a 10-game losing streak and beats Brooklyn, 11 – 3. Virgil Jester wins, his last in the majors and the last victory for the Boston Braves franchise.

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In the Braves’ 11-3 rout in Brooklyn, Eddie Mathews becomes the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game. The 20 year-old first baseman’s offensive output helps the team break a ten-game losing streak in a game that will become the last victory for the National League franchise representing the city of Boston.

In the Braves’ 11-3 rout in Brooklyn, Eddie Mathews becomes the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game. The 20 year-old first baseman’s offensive output helps the team break a ten-game losing streak in a game that will become the last victory for the National League franchise representing the city of Boston.

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In front of the second largest crowd this season, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.

In front of the second largest crowd this season, with many of the 8,822 fans rooting for the Dodgers, the Braves play their final home game in Boston. Brooklyn catcher Roy Campanella hits the last home run at Braves Field in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee-bound club.

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1952 – Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento manager, former major league all-star second baseman Joe Gordon, pinch hits homers in both ends of a doubleheader. The first one, a grand slam, wins the game, 4 – 1.

1952 – Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento manager, former major league all-star second baseman Joe Gordon, pinch hits homers in both ends of a doubleheader. The first one, a grand slam, wins the game, 4 – 1.

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The Braves play their last game in Boston’s Braves Field before moving to Milwaukee, WI, losing to Brooklyn’s Joe Black 8 – 2. The Dodgers clinch a tie for the pennant. The crowd of 8,822 is the Braves’ second largest of the season.

The Braves play their last game in Boston’s Braves Field before moving to Milwaukee, WI, losing to Brooklyn’s Joe Black 8 – 2. The Dodgers clinch a tie for the pennant. The crowd of 8,822 is the Braves’ second largest of the season.

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In a Cold War move, the Russians decry the American game of baseball by citing their own game of “lapka” as being the progenitor of baseball. They call American players “slaves.” The State Department links the Soviet claim as the founders of baseball as part of its “Hate America” campaign.

In a Cold War move, the Russians decry the American game of baseball by citing their own game of “lapka” as being the progenitor of baseball. They call American players “slaves.” The State Department links the Soviet claim as the founders of baseball as part of its “Hate America” campaign.

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