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Engel Stadium and Lookouts trivia
- Lookouts broadcaster Arch McDonald was not only the voice of the New York
Yankees but the man behind the mike for the Senators for 22 years. Arch is
credited with coining "Ducks on the pond" for runners on base and "dead ducks"
for men left on but did you know while he was with the Yankees he coined the
nickname "Yankee Clipper" for Joe DiMaggio?
- Only Hall of Fame member Harmon Killebrew was able to hit a home run over Engel Stadium's center field.
- The first Lookouts game was played on April 15th, 1930.
- Engel was the first ballpark to have a press box.
- Engel was built on top of the Lookouts older park known as Andrews Field. Engel was the 3rd professional field in Chattanooga.
movie about Pete Gray, the one-armed baseball player was filmed at
Engel Stadium. The real Pete Gray played for Memphis in the 1940's and
played in Engel Stadium against the Lookouts.
- One of the last
games Hall of Famer Addie Joss pitched was against the Lookouts in
Chattanooga? Joss left Chattanooga for Ohio where he collapsed and died
3 days later.
- Engel Stadium once had a separate entrance for African-Americans.
Mitchell, a teenage girl once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig while
pitching for the Lookouts? Read more about Jackie here.
Lookouts had their own "Black Sox" scandal in 1959. One player was
banned for 1 year and another was banned from professional baseball for
life. A scheme for stealing signs and throwing games was uncovered and
Waldo Gonzalez and Jesse Levan were blamed.
- Joe Engel was once
a Big League pitcher. He actually was on a baseball card as a player.
Joe is featured on the 1913 Fatima Cigarettes Washington team card.
Unfortunately for Joe, his name is spelled "Engle." This was one of the
few cigarette cards that used real photos of the player.
If you have more trivia about Engel Stadium, please let us know!