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Chattanooga Lookouts
Founded in 1885
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
Class-level
  • Double-A (1885-present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Name
  • Chattanooga Lookouts (1885-present)
Ballpark
Minor league titles
League titles 1932, 1939, 1952, 1961, 1988
Division titles 1988, 1992
Owner(s)/Operated by: Frank Burke, Daniel Burke, and Charles Eshbach
Manager: Carlos Subero
General Manager: Frank Burke

The Chattanooga Lookouts are a minor league baseball team based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. They are named for nearby Lookout Mountain. The team, which plays in the Southern League, has been a Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers major-league club since the 2009 season. The Lookouts play in AT&T Field, located in Chattanooga. Opened in 2000, the stadium seats 6,160 fans. From 1930-1999, the "Looks" played at historic Engel Stadium.

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History

During previous owner Joe Engel's tenure, the Lookouts won four championships - three with the Southern Association and a fourth with the South Atlantic League. For a time, Engel led the charge to own the Lookouts privately, with the help of several hundred fans as shareholders from 1938 to 1942. In 1939, as a privately owned franchise under coach Kiki Cuyler, the Lookouts claimed a championship.

In 1931, the New York Yankees played an exhibition game against the Lookouts. During the game, a 17 year old girl named Jackie Mitchell pitched for the Lookouts and struck out Major League greats Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. A few days after the game, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis voided Mitchell's contract, claiming that baseball was "too strenuous" for women.[1]

Notable former Lookouts players that have made it to the Major Leagues include Baseball Hall of Famers Burleigh Grimes, Harmon Killebrew, and Ferguson Jenkins. Other notable former players include Alvin Davis, Mark Langston, Deion Sanders, and Pete Rose Jr. (son of Pete Rose). Ben Broussard (Cleveland Indians), Adam Dunn (Washington Nationals), Austin Kearns (Washington Nationals), Trevor Hoffman (Milwaukee Brewers) and Jason LaRue (St. Louis Cardinals) currently play in the MLB.

2010 marks the teams' 125th season of play.

The team, which plays in the Southern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the major-league club.

From 1987-2008, the Lookouts were the Double-A affiliate Cincinnati Reds. For the 2009-2010 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers will be the parent club.[2][3]

Current roster

Chattanooga Lookouts roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers
  • 12 Jesse Mier

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 22, 2009
Transactions

Retired numbers

References

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