Rickwood Veteran Hillis Layne Passes Away

Former Chattanooga Lookout Hillis Layne passed away on January 12 at the age of 91.  Mr. Layne, who was signed by legendary Lookouts owner Joe Engel in 1940, played 3 seasons in Chattanooga, and had a total of 37 seasons in professional baseball as a player and a scout.

A long-time Chattanooga resident, Mr. Layne participated in the 2008 Southern Association Conference, held at historic Engel Stadium.

Please visit links below for an on-line obituary and an over-view of his playing career:


~ by rickwood on January 21, 2010.

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