Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Engel Stadium and Andrews Field have a long history with Negro League baseball, dating back to the Chattanooga Black Lookouts in 1920 and 1926-27 and the Chattanooga Choo Choos, circa 1940. Even Willie Mays aspired to play for the Choo Choos; he practiced with them while in high school. In April 1952, Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, and the Brooklyn Dodgers
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 112.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 35° 2.702′ N, 85° 17.256′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of O Neal Street and Engel Drive, on the right when traveling north on O Neal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chattanooga Baseball — Lincoln Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chattanooga Baseball — Engel Stadium (about 700 feet away); Chattanooga Baseball — Negro League Baseball (about 700 feet away); Chattanooga Baseball — Joe Engel (about 700 feet away); Chattanooga Baseball — Jackie MitchellLincoln Park (approx. ¼ mile away); S.W. Angle of Fort Wood (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Steele Home for Needy Children (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Also see . . . Joe Engel. Biography by Warren Corbett for the Society for American Baseball Research. (Submitted on March 2, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.