Baseball

For the love of the game

It was simple, if I wanted to write a story about Challenger Baseball I had to play a game…that order came from Dan Kobylka, the organizer and coach of Challenger Baseball in Chatham. Challenger Baseball…
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Mike Labute – Umpire Extraordinaire

“I played ball into my 40’s, and I still wanted to be a part of the game. As a mailman, I couldn’t afford to get hurt, I’ve always loved the game, so it made sense…
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Glory Days Baseball is Back

My love for baseball has been a life-long affair and the honeymoon is not over! I started playing baseball during the 1970s in Thamesville and it still holds some of my fondest sports memories including being…
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Chatham Coloured All-Stars Featured in Website

Few Canadians are aware of the remarkable story and achievement of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars, a baseball team in the 1930s from Chatham, Ontario. They became the first black team to win a provincial amateur…
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Crabby Joe’s Slo Pitch Fun

Team name: Crabby Joe’s Team members: Dave, Kathleen, Cheryl, Kate, Jenn, Shelby, Melissa, Meagan, Sarah P, Sarah C, Jess, Nate, Brad, Jake, Matt, Ben, Brock, Jason, Chris, Martin, Elwood and Trevor. League: Chatham Co Ed…
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That’s Sports – Balkwill living the dream

Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show for 21 days once – the 21 greatest days of my life. You know, you never handle your luggage in the show, somebody else…
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Dover Centre Diamond Dawgs – Western Counties River League Champions

Coach Darren Rose has been playing baseball all of his life. These days his focus is developing the skills of the 10-11 year olds in the Mosquito A Division of the Western Counties Baseball Association….
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Wilfred Boomer Harding – Breaking the Colour Barrier

On Tuesday, June 28, a crowd gathered at Stirling Park in Chatham as  the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Windsor announced the launch of a research project, “Breaking the Colour Barrier:…
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Wilfred “Boomer” Harding – breaking the colour barrier

On Tuesday, June 28, a crowd gathered at Stirling Park in Chatham as  the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Windsor announced the launch of a research project, “Breaking the Colour Barrier:…
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