March 18 in San Antonio history…
The Detroit Tigers come to San Antonio for a spring training exhibition game against St. Louis College. Tigers star slugger, Ty Cobb, is fanned by 17-year-old student Melvin “Bert” Gallia. The Tigers win the game however, 10-2. (Photo courtesy of St. Mary’s University. Gallia, back row, far left. Cobb, center, in white.)
The explosion of a locomotive boiler at the roundhouse of the Southern Pacific Railway kills 26 and injures 40.
Tejano superstar Selena plays her last San Antonio concert at Tejano Wave on Perrin-Beitel road.