April 2 in San Antonio history…

1942
Old-time baseball men can’t recall ever having heard of four double plays in all of which the same three players participated as occurred in the game between the Toledo Mudhens and the Minneapolis Millers at Tech Field today.  The Mudhens won, 6-5.

1965
Country singer Roger Miller (“King of the Road”,”Dang Me”) weds San Antonio native Leah Kendrick in a civil ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1991
Grace Corrigan, mother of the late Christa McAuliffe, was a special guest at a dedication ceremony at McAuliffe Middle School, which opened last fall near Interstate 35 South and southwest Interstate 410.  McAuliffe, the first person chosen for the nation’s teacher-in- space program, was one of seven members of the Challenger crew killed when the shuttle exploded shortly after liftoff Jan. 28, 1986.

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