Vol MMXVII, No 114
April 24, 1867
Stonewalls beat the Lees, Texas 1st Baseball Game
On this date in 1867, at the battleground of San Jacinto, the first recorded baseball game ever played in Texas saw the Houston Stonewalls (led by first baseman, Wakely Williamson, whip up on the Galveston Robert E Lees by the score of 35-2. In 1888, the Texas League was formed, and soon thereafter baseball became America's passtime.
Tornado hits Slocum in Anderson Co.
On this date in 1929, a tornado hits Slocum in Anderson County, killing 20.