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Minnesota Twins to Chattanooga?

Another big affiliation shift could take place with the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), where Minnesota Twins officials could announce a new player development contract (PDC) today. Twins officials flew into Chatanooga last night to tour AT&T Field and check out the team’s player facilities. A local newspaper is reporting a new deal could […]

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Changes on tap in Chattanooga?

Atlanta businessman John Woods has signed a letter of intent to buy the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), with Hardball Capital‘s Jason Freier acting as a consultant to the deal. The Lookouts are owned by Frank Burke, Charles Eshbach and the estate of the late Dan Burke. It’s not clear whether the sale of the […]

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Outsider Baseball: Hardball on the fringe

Not every great ballplayer plied their trade in an MLB ballpark, as you’ll see in Jesse Goldberg-Strassler’s review of Scott Simkus’s noteworthy new book, Outsider Baseball. Within Scott Simkus’s Outsider Baseball: The Weird World of Hardball on the Fringe, 1876–1950, there are two books volleying back and forth. The first book introduces a formula, STARS, […]

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Blue Wahoos a hit in Pensacola

Talk about a strong start: the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Class AA; Southern League) have sold out seven of the team’s first 10 home games, pacing the Southern League in attendance. A sellout crowd of 5,038 last night at Blue Wahoos Park pushed the season average to 4,823, giving the Blue Wahoos an edge over the […]

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Engel Stadium now 82 years old

A milestone of sorts last week in Chattanooga, where Engel Stadium, the former home of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Class AA; Southern League), marked its 82nd birthday amid efforts for renovation. One of the great old ballparks of baseball, Engel Stadium was opened by the entrepreneurial Joe Engel in 1930, beginning with a series of exhibition […]

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