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 (1923 – 2012)


SPORT | Minor Baseball

POSITION | Executive Member, Coach, Administrator



Allin, Doug 

Chatham Minor Baseball

1946 – one of the original organizers of CMBA and over the years held every executive position including president of Minor Baseball

Began coaching bantams at Stirling Park

1951 – 1968 – moved to Kinsmen Park and ran pee wee baseball program, organizing leagues and tournaments and coaching travel teams

1957 – 1968 – won 12 consecutive Western Counties Baseball Association Pee Wee Championships

1957 – coached first of 5 consecutive Ontario Pee Wee “AAA” Championship teams and then in 1965 won a sixth Ontario Pee Wee Championship

1969 – 1971 – coached juvenile travel teams to two Ontario Championships and one runner-up finish

Other Activities

1939 – coached junior tennis at age 16

1946 – 1953 – coached girls’ basketball winning 6 county championships

1946 – 1950 – refereed basketball in Industrial, Girls’, and Men’s Leagues

1949 – 1951 – with no outside financial assistance coming into Chatham Minor Baseball, convened fundraisers in order for it to function

Chatham Sports Hall of Fame

1984 – called first meeting of Chatham Sports Hall of Fame, was named chairman, and served for 3 years – since the resurrection of the Hall in 1998 until his death, served on the new Board of Directors

Awards & Recognitions

1959 – Coach of the year for Chatham Sports

1962 – Made an Honorary Kinsmen for Contribution to Amateur Sports

1966 – Received Provincial Award for Contribution to Amateur Sports

Received Sertoma Club “Service to Mankind Award” for Contribution to Amateur Sports

1974 – Received Humanitarian Award from congregation of A.M.E. Church for Contribution to Amateur Sports

1977 & 2002 – Received Queen’s Medal for Service to Country and Municipality including sports

1980 – Received Royal Canadian Legion Certificate of Merit for Contribution to Amateur Sports

1978 – Tennis courts by John McGregor S.S. named after him by City of Chatham in recognition of his contribution to sports

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