Vol 8, No 121
May 1, 1991
Ryan pitches Record 7th No-Hitter
Nolan Ryan Still Hot
On this date in 1991, baseball great Rickey Henderson of Oakland broke the all time record for career steals.
But Henderson's achievement was quickly overshadowed by a 44 year old Texas Ranger Pitcher from Alvin Texas, Nolan Ryan who got his 7th no-hitter a feat no where nearly equaled in Major League history. Facing the Toronto Blue Jays, Ryan's final out came against Robert Alomar, whose father, Robert Alomar, Sr, was Ryan's second baseman in 1973 during his first two no-hitters (with the Angels).
Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) founded
SAN ANTONIO (1718)
On this date in 1718, Mission San Antonio de Valero later called "the Alamo", was established by Fray Antonio de San Buenaventura Olivares.
Mobeetie hit by Tornado
WICHITA FALLS (1898)
On this date the small west Texas town of Mobeetie is hit by a tornado, killing 4.