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.


Dade County And The Arts - “Show, Don’t Tell” And Cold War Politics

Show, don’t tell. This is a good rule as demonstrated by its inclusion in the forthcoming (we hope) Rules for Revising Poetry and How to Break Them by KB Ballentine, Finn Bille and John C. Mannone. This rule is also what the esteemed former president of Chattanooga Writers Guild, Ray Zimmerman, has repeatedly called “so much pabulum,” meaning, we assume, a stupid rule.  ... (click for more)

Art Exhibit Features African Wildlife Photography

An exhibit featuring nature images by Braam Oberholster, School of Business professor of Southern Adventist University, will open at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the John C. Williams Art Gallery and will run through April 4. The exhibit, “Moments of Providence,” features professional photographs of the African wildlife. “I record art. Often the recording is done at a 2500th of a ... (click for more)

Couple In Small Plane Make Emergency Landing On Highway 27 North Of Dayton

Tom Webb and his fiancée were traveling from Pigeon Forge to Winchester when, at 5,500 feet, they experienced engine trouble. They lost their engine and had to make an emergency landing on Highway 27 north of Dayton. They landed safely and were able to push the plane off the road with help from the Rhea County Sheriff's Department. The incident happened around 7 p.m. on ... (click for more)

Man At Homeless Camp On Chestnut Street Charged With Trying To Set Fire To Another Man

A man at a homeless camp on Chestnut Street has been charged with trying to set fire to another man at the camp. Richard Warren "Trey" Erwin, 40, is charged with aggravated arson. Police were called to the 2200 block of Chestnut at 12:40 a.m. Earlier, Michael Nye and Alisa Buckels had called for an ambulance. They were checked out at Erlanger Hospital for inhalation injuries. ... (click for more)

Black History Month Hero - Theodore McGraw (Kidd) AKA "Pongee" - And Response

I grew up in "Old St. Elmo" on 39th Street behind the Incline. As a child I remember my older brother "Pongee" as being my hero. This month of February being Black History Month, I cannot think of a better person to be honored than my late older brother, Theodore McGraw (Kidd) aka "Pongee" of St. Elmo (Gamble Town). Growing up without my father, Theodore was always available ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Evaluators Earn $11.70

A number of curious job notices, under the heading of ‘General Labor,’ have appeared on various Craigslists, that free Internet portal where you can find everything from a used lawn tractor, guitar lessons or even a saucy Saturday night date. This week on the Charlotte, N.C., Craigslist, for example, there appeared an offer to become a “reader/evaluator” for a company known as Measurement ... (click for more)