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April 18 in San Antonio history...

1886
The San Antonio Light asks, “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?”

1947
Mission Stadium and Ballpark opens and the first Texas league game is played there.

1976
ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra, plays a concert in the Convention Center Arena.  San Francisco band, Journey, makes their first appearance in San Antonio as the opening act.

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