April 18 in San Antonio history

1886
Is it not time baseball was being played in this city? Where are the pitchers for celebrated league games who always come forward about this time of the year?

1947April 18
The San Antonio Register, the city’s African-American newspaper, celebrates on the front page Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers three days earlier.

1947
Mission Stadium and Ballpark opened and the first Texas league game was played there.

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Posted on April 18, 2016, in Texana and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. 1947 – What about the details of the headline: “Fighter pilot gets 99 years . . . .”

  2. You can access that issue online here: http://bit.ly/1SR1BjN. Thanks for reading!

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