A Legacy of Impact, The Chatham Coloured All-Stars | Black History Month
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 Baseball Hall of Fame, and the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame, the All-Stars were 1934 Ontario champions, and were on the verge of repeating in 1939 when no title was awarded in the midst of World War II.
Paced by stars including Earl “Flat” Chase, Wilfred “Boomer” Harding, the captain Don Washington, the All-Stars were an incredible roster of men from across Chatham-Kent, and Michigan, who faced and overcame incredible racism.
Their legacy will forever be felt in Chatham-Kent, and as an inspiration for Black youth across Canada.