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Monday, August 26, 2013
John Maedel leaving P.A. after 13-year run at Chattanooga's AT&T Field
John Maedel has been the public-address announcer at AT&T Field since 2001, and he has introduced the hitters and pitchers for the Chattanooga Lookouts and their opponents in more than 900 games.
In his 13 years at the microphone, Maedel has missed just three games. The first absence was for a friend’s wedding in 2003, and the second was for the birth of son Mitchell on Aug. 11, 2009, which was the final game of a Lookouts homestand.
The third was for the Black Crows concert earlier this year at Track 29.
“They’re one of my favorite bands,” Maedel said, “and I really wanted to see them.”
Maedel will work his final five-game series starting Thursday, when the Lookouts conclude their 2013 season against the visiting Tennessee Smokies. He is leaving to become the director of sales for The Athletic Shop in Red Bank, which is co-owned by Nathan Brooks and Trevor Reeves, a duo who once handled scoreboard and video-board responsibilities at Lookouts games. read more