March 18 in San Antonio history…

1909
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.

1912
A boiler explosion at the roundhouse of the Southern Pacific Railway kills 26 people and injures 40.

1965
Peter, Paul & Mary play at concert at Sams Memorial Center at Trinity University.

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