Memories Of A Lookouts Scoreboard Operator And Batboy

  • Monday, June 10, 2024
  • Pat Hagan
Thank you for the memories of Engel Stadium. As a 12-year-old my first job was working the huge scoreboard way back in 1962. I worked my way up to Lookouts batboy the next year. What a great job. I made $1 a game as batboy, up from 75 cents for the scoreboard job. Mrs. Sandy Sandlin wrote my paychecks, and I believe Mr. Engel signed them.

I met so many great baseball players those two years. Ferguson Jenkins gave me a ride home once in his big new Pontiac.
He was so kind. I learned so many nice curse words too. I even went on a road trip to Charlotte and Asheville once. Andy Seminick was the manager. Pat Corales was the catcher. I met the great Pittsburgh player Roberto Clemente once when the Pirates visited Chattanooga for an exhibition game with the Phillies.

As an adult I was a regular fan and loved sitting in the first base box seats. I, too, saw Michael Jordan when he was a White Sox player.

Wonderful memories. I wish Engel Stadium could be fixed up again and be the home of the Lookouts.
Pat Hagan

Pat Hagan
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