March 18 in San Antonio history…

1909cobb
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.)

1912
The explosion of a locomotive boiler at the roundhouse of the Southern Pacific Railway kills 26 and injures 40.

1995
Tejano superstar Selena plays her last San Antonio concert at Tejano Wave on Perrin-Beitel road.

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