Daily Archives: April 18, 2019

April 18 in San Antonio history…

Archbishop Robert J. Drossaerts rededicates San Jose Mission as a sacred edifice. Restored to its original lines of 160 years ago, the mission will be reblessed to compensate for the time it lay in ruins.

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

The new home of the Missions baseball team opens under the rather generic name of the “San Antonio Municipal Baseball Stadium.”  It will be renamed for mayor Nelson Wolff in May 1995.