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Joe Engel from the Chronology
Jul 16, 1942 - Chattanooga's Joe Engel since pro ball's only Chinese player George Ho. Ho is a junior at St. Johns in New York and hit .380 in two years of semipro ball in NYC.
Apr 2, 1931 - Miss Jackie Mitchell a 17-year-old gate attraction for Joe Engel's Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern Association) pitches against the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in Chattanooga. Babe Ruth waves wildly at two pitches and watches a 3rd strike go by. Lou Gehrig gallantly times his 3 swings to miss the ball but unsmiling Tony Lazzeri after first trying to bunt walks and Miss Mitchell leaves the game. The final score is 14-4 Yankees. In 1933 Mitchell will pitch for the House of David team.
Jul 25, 1913 - A 15-inning 8-8 tie game between St. Louis and the Nationals is called for darkness. Reliever Walter Johnson fans a ML record 15 in the last 11 innings but he hits rookie catcher Sam Agnew with a pitch breaking his jaw. Browns P Carl Weilman sets a ML record by striking out 6 times. He becomes the first player-but not the last-in history to strike out 6 consecutive times in a game as Johnson gets him 4 times and Joe Engel and Long Tom Hughes once each. Johnson's strikeout mark for relievers will last this century before another Johnson breaks it in 2001.
Jun 20, 1913 - After New York wins the opener 9-3 Washington starter Bert Gallia hits 3 of the first 4 batters he faces in the first inning of the nitecap. Three more New York batters are plunked by relievers Joe Engel (2) and Tom Hughes (1) for a record six. The outcome is the same as New York wins again 9-3. New York leadoff hitter Bert Daniels puts his name in the record book when he gets hit 3 times.