1918 – World War I
For the purpose of playing against the Fifth Engineers at Corpus Christi, the Brooks Field baseball team was transported by airplane to Corpus Christi yesterday morning, this being the first time in baseball history any such “stunt” was ever attempted. The nine aircraft, each bearing a pilot and a ball player left Brooks Field at 8:30 yesterday morning and reported a safe arrival at 11:45, after a flying distance of 150 miles. The return flight will be today.
The iron bridge at the swimming pool in Brackenridge Park, a familiar sight to thousands of park visitors in the past 20 or more years, is being torn down. A modern concrete and steel structure will replace it.
The Spurs trade guard George Hill, who Coach Gregg Popovich once called “my favorite player,” to Indiana for a package highlighted by 6-foot-7 small-forward Kawhi Leonard (photo, with 2014 Finals MVP trophy), whom the Pacers selected with the 15th overall pick.