Monument Unveiled For 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars
The 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars will be permanently on display at Fergie Jenkins Field in Chatham, after a monument was unveiled honouring the team.
The Chatham Sports Hall of Fame donated the stone, which reads in part saying “they inspired the hearts and minds of this community then and now.”
The unveiling occurred prior to the Chatham All-Stars Field of Honour game which featured 30 ancestors of the All-Stars.
Horace Chase and Earl Chase Jr. were present at the unveiling. Their father Earl “Flat” Chase was one of the stars of the All-Stars during their 1934 win. In 1934, the All-Stars became the first all-Black team to compete for an Ontario title, and when they won, they were the first ever all-Black team to win a Provincial championship in Canada.