Professional baseball was introduced to Chattanooga in the summer of 1885, and the Lookouts moniker and legacy dates to 1909. Baseball in Chattanooga presents the shapers of the franchise, most notably Joe Engel, and the players who found success, glory, and even infamy in Chattanooga. These players, including Harmon Killebrew, Mark Langston, and Gil Coan, represented the Lookouts in two ballparks that had one thing in common: watching baseball there made it easy to love the game.
About the Author
Author David Jenkins, a member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) for more than 20 years, was the Chattanooga Lookouts’ beat reporter for 18 years. He has published articles in Baseball America, The Sporting News, and a number of sports hobby publications.
Table of Contents
|1||A Second Chance||9|
|2||The Early Days||25|
|3||Enter Joe Engel||31|
|5||Decline and Levan||53|
|6||The First Black Lookouts||63|
|7||Troubled Times...and a Title||67|
|8||A Shining City on Hawk Hill||95|
|9||Hall of Fame Voices||121|