Fox Sports Net Documentary Features Chattanooga Lookouts

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fox Sports Net will air Sunday, May 11, an episode about Jackie Mitchell, a 17-year-old girl who struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in a 1931 exhibition game in Chattanooga.

The episode - Episode 106: "Jackie Mitchell: The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth" - is based on a chapter from the book, The Chattanooga Lookouts & 100 Seasons of Scenic City Baseball, by Stephen Martini.

The episode is part of the 13-week series "Amazing Sports Stories", which gathers against-all-odds tales of individual or team spirit in baseball, football, hockey, boxing, golf and more. Created by writer-producer Bruce Nash (Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, World's Most Amazing Videos) this weekly series airs 8 p.m. EDT on FSN regional networks, reaching more than 70 million U.S. homes (check local listings).

"I'm humbled and proud to work with such established authorities in the realm of sports cinematography, like Red Line Films and Nash Entertainment," Mr. Martini said. "It's thrilling to see the nation take interest in Chattanooga's history and some of the thrilling sports moments we've seen here at Historic Engel Stadium!"

About the Book
The Chattanooga Lookouts & 100 Seasons of Scenic City Baseball, by Stephen Martini - Dry Ice Publishing
Publication Date: April 1, 2006 - $20.00 Trade Paperback - 298 Pages,
ISBN 0977840409

“If you’re a baseball fan at all – really, you don’t even have to be a baseball fan. If you’re just a fan of Chattanooga, the history in this is amazing. It’s really, really good reading." - Scott "Quake" McMahan, host of SportTalk on 102.3 FM, WGOW, "The Talk Monster" in Chattanooga.

About the Author
Stephen Martini is founder of Dry Ice Publishing, a writer and award-winning journalist. In 2001, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Mississippi, and spent the next two years as a newspaper journalist, winning several awards for his work from the North Carolina Press Association in 2001 – the Lifestyle Features Award, News Enterprise Award, and the 2001 News Feature Writing Award.

He lives in Cleveland, Tn. with his wife and son and works as a 911 dispatcher for the City of Chattanooga Police and Fire Departments.


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