Bronchos to Spurs
Sports in San Antonio since 1888
The ultimate handbook for San Antonio sports fans
Bronchos to Spurs is a historical guide to sports in San Antonio and includes the dramatic early story of the Spurs—five-time National Basketball Association champions—complete with team rosters, scoring records, and a wealth of other important facts and figures. Then there’s baseball, which launched San Antonio’s big league sports in 1888. The Texas League champion Missions are likewise recounted in story and statistics—as are their predecessors, ball teams like the Indians, Bears, and Bronchos.
Bronchos to Spurs preserves the distinguished record of the Toros and sorts out San Antonio’s fling with a flurry of short-lived national football leagues. Ice hockey teams get their due. Boxing’s extensive local heritage is reported, along with records of San Antonio’s national and world title holders. Whether it’s by picturing Babe Ruth’s home run hit in League Park or listing David Robinson’s career standing in points and rebounds, this book will keep readers on track—and settle arguments—for years to come.