Category: Baseball

Baseball in Chatham-Kent

Chatham Colored All-Stars “Field Of Honour” Game Scheduled For October 2

Chatham Colored All-Stars “Field Of Honour” Game Scheduled For October 2

CKSN Staff- June 14, 2021

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2, 2021. That's the day the "Field of Honour" charity softball game will be held in recognition of the ... Read More

After The Chatham Colored All-Stars Came Taylor A.C. and the Kent Panthers

After The Chatham Colored All-Stars Came Taylor A.C. and the Kent Panthers

CKSN Staff- June 1, 2021

The history of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars has become well documented and discussed in recent years. The team left a lasting impact on the baseball ... Read More

Hank Biasatti: From Chatham To Both The NBA, And MLB

Hank Biasatti: From Chatham To Both The NBA, And MLB

CKSN Staff- May 25, 2021

Hank Biasatti's Basic Training group in Chatham, Ontario - 1945 Imagine playing in two major league sports. It's a feat that has been accomplished by ... Read More

One Word At A Time: Wendell Smith Changed Sports For Black Athletes

One Word At A Time: Wendell Smith Changed Sports For Black Athletes

CKSN Staff- May 21, 2021

Jackie Robinson (far left) next to Wendell Smith (second from left) Without Wendell Smith, the history of sport may look completely different. He challenged ideas, ... Read More

Throwback Thursday: 1959 OBA Champions

Throwback Thursday: 1959 OBA Champions

CKSN Staff- May 20, 2021

On this weeks Throwback Thursday, brought to you by CK Tubs and Taps, we look back at the 1959 Legion 431 OBA Champions, This Major A ... Read More

The Story of Rube Waddell: Chatham’s Other Baseball Hall of Famer

The Story of Rube Waddell: Chatham’s Other Baseball Hall of Famer

CKSN Staff- May 18, 2021

When people discuss Chatham, Ontario and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fergie Jenkins is the name that usually comes up. Born and raised in Chatham, ... Read More

Dolores Shadd Fought Injustice As A Black Woman, Coach, And Umpire

Dolores Shadd Fought Injustice As A Black Woman, Coach, And Umpire

CKSN Staff- May 10, 2021

Dolores Shadd, back row far right, and her Red Dragons basketball team in 1945. In the present day, the issue of under representation in coaching ... Read More

Chatham Colored All-Stars Belong In The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Chatham Colored All-Stars Belong In The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

CKSN Staff- May 3, 2021

When you discuss influential baseball teams, who have left a lasting impact on sport, and society in Canada, there is no better example, and no ... Read More

Throwback Thursday: 1978 OBA Tyke Champs Were From Chatham

Throwback Thursday: 1978 OBA Tyke Champs Were From Chatham

CKSN Staff- April 22, 2021

On this week’s Throwback Thursday, brought to you by CK Tubs and Taps, we travel back to the 1978 Chatham Tykes, who were Ontario Baseball Association ... Read More

Throwback Thursday: The 1961 Kent-Asphalt Seniors, Featuring A Young Fergie Jenkins

Throwback Thursday: The 1961 Kent-Asphalt Seniors, Featuring A Young Fergie Jenkins

CKSN Staff- April 15, 2021

On this week’s Throwback Thursday, brought to you by CK Tubs and Taps, we look back at the 1961 Kent-Asphalt Seniors, a roster that included a ... Read More

Fergie Jenkins To Be Immortilized With Statue At Wrigley Field

Fergie Jenkins To Be Immortilized With Statue At Wrigley Field

CKSN Staff- April 7, 2021

Chatham's Fergie Jenkins will be immortilized as a Chicago Cubs legend as the club plans to erect a statue of Jenkins outside Wrigley Field. https://twitter.com/fergieajenkins/status/1379501562758897664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1379501562758897664%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fsports%2Fbaseball%2Fmlb%2Fmlb-fergie-jenkins-statue-wrigley-field-1.5977308 ... Read More

Throwback Thursday: Marion Watson Was Chatham’s Women’s Pro Baseball Player

Throwback Thursday: Marion Watson Was Chatham’s Women’s Pro Baseball Player

CKSN Staff- March 18, 2021

Marion Watson All most people locally know of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is that is was featured in the 1992 movie, A League Of ... Read More

Chatham Girls Minor Softball Association Holding Online Registration Now

Chatham Girls Minor Softball Association Holding Online Registration Now

CKSN Staff- February 22, 2021

Chatham Golden Eagles during the summer of 2020 - Photo by CKSN.ca The Chatham Golden Eagles Girls Softball Association is holding registration from now until ... Read More

Chatham Minor Baseball Registration Now Open

Chatham Minor Baseball Registration Now Open

CKSN Staff- February 20, 2021

It's time to sign up for sports. You heard that right.Registration for Chatham Minor Baseball is open now, with special a special early bird draw ... Read More