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Movie studio begins work on Engel Stadium in Chattanooga

Crews work Wednesday to transform Engel Stadium in preparation for filming a movie about Jackie Robinson that will be made in Chattanooga in the coming months. / John Rawlston. Times Free Press. Crews work Wednesday to transform Engel Stadium in preparation for filming a movie about Jackie Robinson that will be made in Chattanooga in the coming months. / John Rawlston. Times Free Press.
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(Times Free Press) -A hard throw from centerfield took a "wicked second bounce" past Brooklyn Dodger third baseman Jackie Robinson and into a dugout that's no longer in historic Engel Stadium.

Robinson's error on April 4, 1953, allowed the deciding run in the Milwaukee Braves 9-8 win, archives show. More than 6,000 people attended the game, one of at least three Robinson played in Chattanooga.

Engel Stadium has changed dramatically since Robinson stepped to the plate there, weathering years without a minor league home team, welcoming back the Lookouts, watching them leave again, and becoming a site many want to save but no one seems to have the money or answer for how to do it.

Some locals are hoping the same man who made an error that cost the 1953 game may be the person who helps restore Engel to former glory.

Read more about this story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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