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October 9 in San Antonio history...

1934
Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean, former hurler in San Antonio’s Business Baseball League, is scheduled to pitch in the seventh game of the St. Louis – Detroit World Series. (Dean gets the win as the “Gashouse Gang” Cards rout the Tigers, 11-0.)

1956
Presidential candidate Richard Nixon makes campaign speech in San Antonio and places a wreath at the Alamo.
San Antonians interested in politics went to the Alamo to hear him speak.  Sports fans were too busy talking about Don Larsen’s perfect game in the World Series the night before.

2002
Two city councilmen are arrested and charged with bribery, bid-rigging and corruption.

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