The large family of Francescons in Chattanooga turned out at AT&T Field for the final home series, but they weren't there pulling for the Lookouts.
Instead, they were looking for a glimpse of P.J. Francescon, a family member from Nolensville, Tn., who has been climbing the ladder with the Chicago Cubs after dropping out of baseball for a time.
Francescon pitched for Middle Tennessee State, then left the sport and began operating a forklift after a shoulder injury.
But he missed baseball so much that he took the mound for Trevecca Nazarene.
That led to him being drafted in the 40th round by the Cubs.
He pitched well for Class A Daytona and then got called up to the Tennessee Smokies.
His uncle, Tom Francescon, said, "We've had about 20 people at the games - except for Thursday night when he got to pitch.
The family was back en masse on Monday afternoon, and P.J. took the mound in the seventh. He retired the side without a hit.
The local Francescons left AT&T Field happy, even though it was the Lookouts who came out on the winning end of the season finale.