Category: Baseball

Baseball in Chatham-Kent

Chatham Coloured All-Stars Receive Order of Sport

Chatham Coloured All-Stars Receive Order of Sport

CKSN Staff- May 12, 2022

The Chatham Coloured All-Stars are finally receiving the recognition they deserve. The fabled local team, who became the first all-Black baseball team to win a ... Read More

Fergie Jenkins Statue To Be Unveiled May 20

Fergie Jenkins Statue To Be Unveiled May 20

CKSN Staff- April 19, 2022

Outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, a new statue honouring Chatham's Fergie Jenkins will be unveiled May 20. Jenkins spent 19 seasons in Major League Baseball, ... Read More

Group Looking At Chatham To House Semi-Professional Baseball Team

Group Looking At Chatham To House Semi-Professional Baseball Team

CKSN Staff- March 28, 2022

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is one of Canada's longest running and most successful baseball leagues. In the near future, an IBL expansion team could ... Read More

MPP Percy Hatfield Urges Inclusion Of Chatham Coloured All-Stars in Hall of Fame

MPP Percy Hatfield Urges Inclusion Of Chatham Coloured All-Stars in Hall of Fame

CKSN Staff- March 22, 2022

Windsor-Tecumseh MPP Percy Hatfield spoke in provincial legislature Monday in favour of including the Chatham Coloured All-Stars into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. "....it’s ... Read More

A Legacy of Impact, The Chatham Coloured All-Stars | Black History Month

A Legacy of Impact, The Chatham Coloured All-Stars | Black History Month

CKSN Staff- February 23, 2022

The Chatham Coloured All-Stars will stand in history as one of the most impactful and important teams in Canadian Baseball history. Members of the Ontario ... Read More

The Chatham-Kent Connection That Got Jackie Robinson To The Majors | Black History Month

The Chatham-Kent Connection That Got Jackie Robinson To The Majors | Black History Month

Ian Kennedy- February 17, 2022

Without Wendell Smith, the history of sport may look completely different. He challenged ideas, racism, and exclusion in sport one word at a time. It’s ... Read More

Flat Chase Was a Baseball Legend | Black History Month

Flat Chase Was a Baseball Legend | Black History Month

CKSN Staff- February 16, 2022

Born in Buxton, Ontario in 1910, Earl “Flat” Chase was one of the region’s top young baseball players in the first half of the 1900’s. ... Read More

Toronto Blue Jays Skills Camp Coming To Chatham

Toronto Blue Jays Skills Camp Coming To Chatham

CKSN Submissions- February 15, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that the Chatham Minor Baseball Association has been selected once again to host of a 2022 Honda Instructional Clinic at Fergie ... Read More

When Jim Dudley Came To Bat | Black History Month

When Jim Dudley Came To Bat | Black History Month

CKSN Staff- February 10, 2022

Jim Dudley was one of the best ball players Chatham-Kent has seen. As a teenager, Dudley, who also went by James, and J.C., played baseball ... Read More

Jarvis Cook, A Man of Many Sports | Black History Month

Jarvis Cook, A Man of Many Sports | Black History Month

CKSN Staff- February 3, 2022

Jarvis Cook, back row, third from right. Jarvis Cook could play... It didn't matter what sport you finished that sentence with, Dresden's Jarvis Cook was ... Read More

Chatham Coloured All-Stars Shunned By Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Chatham Coloured All-Stars Shunned By Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

CKSN Staff- February 2, 2022

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame named their 2022 induction class on February 2. The "class" was a single person, former professional baseball player Jeff ... Read More

The Buxton Bloomers, Chatham-Kent’s First All-Black Women’s Fastball Team | Black History Month

The Buxton Bloomers, Chatham-Kent’s First All-Black Women’s Fastball Team | Black History Month

CKSN Staff- February 2, 2022

The Buxton Bloomers In recent years, the story of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars has been told in a variety of mediums. Their place in history ... Read More

What A Catch: Before Fishing, The Izumi’s Were A Baseball Family

What A Catch: Before Fishing, The Izumi’s Were A Baseball Family

Ian Kennedy- January 14, 2022

Joe Izumi, Harry Izumi, and Mits Izumi stand posed with the Chemainus Nippons in 1939 The name Izumi is synonymous with fishing, but it wasn't ... Read More

Maddie Depencier Headed Iowa Western

Maddie Depencier Headed Iowa Western

CKSN Staff- January 10, 2022

Local softball player Maddie Depencier will play college softball next year for Iowa Western after committing to the school. Depencier felt Iowa was the best ... Read More