Park # 28
What I Remember
My heart broke a little when I heard that the Chattanooga Lookouts had moved out of Engel Stadium, but when I saw the team in 2003 it was at their new stadium, AT&T Field, which was known as BellSouth Park at the time.
The new park was very nice and I recall a beautiful afternoon there looking out at the Tennessee River but it wasn’t Engel Stadium. Both Sue and I listed Engel near the top of our list of favorites at the end of the season – it had a long and glorious history and simply exudes charm. The old park, which opened in 1930, still stands and if I am able to complete In League with America and pull off a book tour, this old park will be one of the stops one it.
Chattanooga Lookouts 6 Huntsville Stars 5
The Box (Click on the arrows to see more images)
Outfielder Reggie Sanders had just a walk and a single in this game but despite the fact that I wasn’t a particularly good judge of talent it was pretty clear from the few times we saw him that he was going to be a major leaguer. Sanders made it to Cincinnati by the end of that season and played 17 years in the majors collecting 305 home runs.