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Joe Engel
Birth: Mar. 12, 1893
Death: Jun. 12, 1969

Baseball Player, Team Owner. From 1912 to 1920, he played professional baseball for the Washington Senators, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cleveland Indians. In 1930, he became the owner of the Southern League team, The Chattanooga Lookouts. Known as a flamboyant personality, many historians have called him one of the most colorful characters in baseball history. Some of his antics as an owner included trading a shortstop for a turkey, giving away a house as a promotion during the Depression, and hiring female pitcher Jackie Mitchell (who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game). Engel Stadium in Chattanooga was named for him. (bio by: Evening Blues) 
 
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Forest Hills Cemetery
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Evening Blues
Record added: Dec 03, 2003
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