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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

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

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

Walpole Island’s Ed Pinnance, One Of The First Indigenous Major League Baseball Players

Walpole Island’s Ed Pinnance, One Of The First Indigenous Major League Baseball Players

CKSN Staff- June 9, 2020

Ed PinnanceEd Pinnance was a groundbreaker. When we list influential athletes from the area, Fergie Jenkins comes to mind, and Pinnance belongs in the same ... Read More

Chatham Man Watches His Trip To Florida For Spring Training And An NBA Game Vanish

Chatham Man Watches His Trip To Florida For Spring Training And An NBA Game Vanish

CKSN Staff- March 13, 2020

Kevin Kinch (right) with Toronto Blue Jays player Bo Bichette - Contributed PhotoWith the cancellation of nearly every professional sporting event across the globe, tickets, ... Read More

Podcast: CK Sports Talk With Guest Dan Dickerson

Podcast: CK Sports Talk With Guest Dan Dickerson

CKXS 99.1- November 9, 2019

On this week’s episode of CK Sports Talk, brought to you by 99.1 CKXS and CKSN.ca, the boys are joined by legendary broadcaster and Detroit ... Read More

Van Rycheghem Turns Pro, Forgoes NCAA

Van Rycheghem Turns Pro, Forgoes NCAA

Ian Kennedy- June 30, 2016

Kent Bridge baseball player Luke Van Rycheghem has decided to forgo this NCAA and has signed a minor-league contract with the MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks. A ... Read More

Luke Van Rycheghem Selected In MLB Draft By Arizona

Luke Van Rycheghem Selected In MLB Draft By Arizona

Ian Kennedy- June 11, 2016

Luke Van Rycheghem at bat with the Ontario Blue Jays. Van Rycheghem was picked by Arizona Saturday in the MLB Draft - Photo by Larry ... Read More

Big Things Ahead For Van Rycheghem

Big Things Ahead For Van Rycheghem

Ian Kennedy- July 17, 2015

Luke Van Rycheghem at bat with the Ontario Blue Jays - Photo by Larry ShredLuke Van Rycheghem has arrived. From his small home town of ... Read More

UCC Lancers Play Ball At Comerica Park

UCC Lancers Play Ball At Comerica Park

Ian Kennedy- May 27, 2015

UCC baseball player Matt Balkwill with Lancers head coach Jim Tengelis at Comerica Park in Detroit - Contributed PhotoThe UCC Lancers baseball team had a ... Read More

Fans Urge For A Fergie Jenkins Statue

Fans Urge For A Fergie Jenkins Statue

CKSN Staff- May 17, 2015

Fergie Jenkins speaking in Chatham - Photo by Ian Kennedy/CKSN.caA new online petition on Change.org and Facebook profile have launched campaigning for a statue for ... Read More

Melvin To Be Recognized On Chatham Signs

Melvin To Be Recognized On Chatham Signs

Ian Kennedy- March 10, 2015

Doug Melvin will be honoured on signs entering his hometown of Chatham, Ontario - Photo from Brewers.MLB.comAt Monday's Chatham-Kent Municipal Council meeting, council passed a ... Read More

Van Rycheghem Top Prospect For 2016 MLB Draft

Van Rycheghem Top Prospect For 2016 MLB Draft

Ian Kennedy- February 6, 2015

Luke Van Rycheghem catching with the Ontario Blue Jays - Photo by Larry ShredKent Bridge's Luke Van Rycheghem is starting to garner attention for the ... Read More