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A Walter Johnson Tie To Tulsa & A Tragedy
In Response To: Billiards & Baseball ()

Baseball Hall of Famer Walter Johnson did pitch a game right here in River City in 1913. Below is the front page of the Tulsa Daily World for October 29, 1913 that has coverage of the game. But the collapse of the bleachers during the game killing one person and injuring 52 others, that took the headlines away from the game. This happened again at an exhibition game between the Texas Rangers & the Houston Astros in 1977 at the old Tulsa Oiler’s Stadium. There were 17 injured but no fatalities.