Field of Honour baseball recognizes legacy of Chatham Coloured All-Stars

Chatham Colored All-Stars
Chatham Coloured All-Stars – Photo from the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame

What began in 2021 as an idea to help further the recognition of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars and early Black baseball in Canada, has now grown into an annual event in Chatham to celebrate and honour the legacies players left behind.

Each year organizers celebrate and honour the legacy of the Chatham Coloured All-Stars and Black baseball in Canada with a charity baseball game, “The Field of Honour.”

Descendants of early Black baseball players in Chatham-Kent compete against one another in a friendly day of fun and softball at Fergie Jenkins Field at Rotary Park in Chatham, Ontario.

This year’s event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

The Field of Honour Charity Baseball Game is also a fundraising event for the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Black Mecca Museum. A non-profit, charitable organization that, through its museum and archives, shares the story of Chatham’s Black community with visitors and researchers from around the globe.

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