Check out the Summer 2019 issue of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine for a glimpse of the Scenic City’s storied baseball history with photographs, postcards, and pennants from the Chattanooga History Collections, courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections. Learn about Jackie Mitchell’s legendary performance against Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at Engel Stadium, as well as how Willie Mays got his start playing for the Chattanooga Choo-Choos in the Southern Negro League.

Engel Stadium postcard, circa 1945

CHC-1987-05-168-a. Engel Stadium postcard, circa 1945. Courtesy of the Chattanooga Public Library and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

Engel Stadium’s “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” History, published in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 3, was drafted by Kellie Jewell Gleason, an intern in the Library‚Äôs Special Collections unit from the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science in Summer 2019.

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