A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Baseball in Chattanooga by David Jenkins

At first, I was a little iffy on the Arcadia books in general.  They are everywhere!  I love small, local books produced by locals independently.
In many ways Arcadia makes that kind of a local book, but they make it on a larger level.  I admire that.  I like the fact that it is easy to find and get my hands on a book about a specific local area.
The books pack a wallop.  You can read them in an hour or two, even if you take your time, but they cram a lot of information into a small volume.  Plus, the books have a lot of great photos.
Baseball in Chattanooga, for example, is just a great read covering this baseball history rich area of Tennessee.
Author David Jenkins does a great job of giving a very easy to understand history of Chattanooga baseball, covering the legendary team owners, managers, and other personalities.  I personally love the stories about the scouting and setting up of Engel Stadium and the newer BellSouth Park (now known as AT & T Field).
I also really enjoy the photos of Joe Charboneau, Ron Oester, Trevor Hoffman and others in their Lookouts uniforms!
Frontier League president Bill Lee appears in this book too, which is very cool in my opinion!
Chattanooga is one of those towns I MUST get to at least once a year.  I love the natural beauty, the history, and the well established minor league baseball team there.
A tip of my yellow 21 cap goes to David Jenkins and Arcadia Publishing for this one!

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