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Joe Engel

  • Original Name Joseph William
  • Birth 12 Mar 1893 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Death 12 Jun 1969 Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Sec. Y, Plot 22, grave E130
  • Memorial ID 8151204

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 3 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8151204
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Engel (12 Mar 1893–12 Jun 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8151204, citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .