| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 1 |
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Date Born: May 5, 1890
Date Died: March 1, 1980
Overall Record: 17-28 [3 Seasons]
|3/1/1930||Kentucky vs. Sewanee||W||44 - 22||Southern Conference Tournament (at Atlanta, GA)|
Obituary - Nashville Tennessean (March 3, 1980)
EMERSON, Lucian Parker - Saturday morning, March 1, 1980 at Baptist Hospital.
Survived by daughter, Miss Lucia Emerson; grandchildren, Lucian Franklin Emerson Jr., Mrs. James E. Gage, Thomas Scott Emerson, Mrs. James H. Hays, and Jon Emerson. Great grandson, Lucian Franklin Emerson, III.
His remains are at the Chapel of Martin's and Bracey Welsh, 209 Louise Ave., where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. David B. Kidd. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers, Harold Clark, R.W. Love, Dick Richardson, Jay Ball, George Clements, Scott Brunette, Whit Clark, Reuben Brinton, Dudley Kuhn, and Henry Morgan. Martin's and Bracey-Welsh. 327-1032.
Biography - Chattanooga News (March 12, 1932)
Lucien Emerson Ideal Partner for Joe Engel
Secretary to Chattanooga Baseball Club Regarded As One of Most Efficient in League - Succeeded A.M. Gifford Here in 1929 - Watches Business Angle for Owner
by E.T. Bales, Sports Editor for The Chattanooga News
Lucien Parker Emerson, popular and well-known secretary of the Chattanooga baseball club, was born May 5, 1890, in Louisville, Ky. He became affiliated with the local club in the spring of 1929, when he succeeded A.M. Gifford, who had served for several years under Strang Nicklin, then owner of the club.
In the fall of that same year the franchise was purchased by Joe Engel and Emerson was highly recommended for the position that he has held from that date. Today Emerson is regarded as Engel's right-hand man, legal advisor and what not.
Although a man of few words, Emerson is regarded as an ideal business partner for Joe Engel, the supershowman. While Engel is figuring out some way to lure the patrons into the park, Emerson is "cutting the corners" on expenses and making both ends meet, as it were, on paper.
After graduating from high school at Covington Ky., Emerson moved to Nashville where he first became known as a basket ball player with the Y.M.C.A. Ramblers of that city. in 1920 he became coach for the Montgomery Bell Military academy basket ball team, holding that position until 1929, when he signed to coach the Sewanee cage team. This he holds today in addition to his duties as secretary of the Lookouts.
In 1926 Emerson became secretary for the Nashville baseball club, severing his relation with the Vols in the fall of 1928. The following year he came to Chattanooga.
Credit from Joe
Much credit for the success that Chattanooga has made in the last two or three years is due this popular secretary. As a mater of fact, Engel, who has worked marvels with the club in boosting local attendance and all that, claims that all these things would not have been possible but for the efforts and co-operation that Emerson has given him.
Emerson was familiar with the local situation when Engel came in, and this knowledge has been passed on to the new owner, who has placed Chattanooga at the head of the list as a modern baseball city.
Three years ago Chattanooga was a burden on the Southern league. Today Chattanooga is helping the Southern league carry other cities much larger in population.
And the team of Engel and Emerson has attained this most extraordinary accomplishment.
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