Earl Freudenberg: Joe Garagiola Remembers Joe Engel

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024
  • Earl Freudenberg

It was 57 years ago, June 12, 1969, that Chattanooga’s Mr. Baseball, Joe Engel passed away.

Historic Engel Stadium has been in the news lately with deteriorating pictures of the ballpark. It was Mr. Engel's home for 40 years, a major part of his life. Mr. Engel came to Chattanooga in 1929 and the stadium bearing his name was built.

Many are asking, "Who was Joe Engel?" Thanks to Luther Masingill, we have a radio broadcast of the late Joe Garagiola on NBC Radio that aired a week after Mr. Engel’s death.

Joe Engel
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