1952 in baseball

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

Champions[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Other champions[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

American League National League
AVG Ferris Fain PHA .327 Stan Musial STL .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 PHI 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–March[edit]

  • January 31 - Harry Heilmann with 203 votes, and Paul Waner with 195, become the newest members of the Hall of Fame.
  • 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 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–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Movies[edit]

Births[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • February 5 - Esty Chaney, 61, relief pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox (1913) and Brooklyn Tip-Tops (1914)
  • March 30 - Deacon Phillippe, 79, 6-time winner of 20 games, primarily with Pittsburgh; earned all three Pirate victories in 1903 World Series
  • April 3 - Phenomenal Smith, 87, pitcher for eight seasons, 1884-1891.
  • May 7 - Red Bluhm, 57, played for the Boston Red Sox in 1918
  • June 17 - Al Atkinson, 91, pitched three seasons in the Majors and threw two no-hitters.
  • July 3 - Fred Tenney, 80, first baseman for 17 years, primarily with Boston; batted .300 six times
  • August 25 - Harry Maupin, 80, pitcher for two seasons, 1898-1899.
  • 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
  • November 21 - Fred McMullin, 61, one of the eight White Sox players suspended for life for their part in the Black Sox scandal
  • November 29 - Arlie Latham, 92, first player to play 1500 games at third base; among all-time top 10 in runs upon retirement
  • December 29 - Bob Meinke, 65, appeared in two games for the Cincinnati Reds in 1910