(1923 – 2012)

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SPORT | Minor Baseball

POSITION | Executive Member, Coach, Administrator

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2003

Builders

Allin, Doug 

Doug, in 1946 was one of the original organizers of the Chatham Minor Baseball Association and for the next 25 years sat on the executive, ran leagues, and coached travel teams. Doug’s teams were very successful winning many Western Counties Championships and eight Ontario Championships. He also found time to coach tennis and girls’ basketball as well as referee basketball in the late 1940’s. Doug was also involved in politics, serving 10 years as city alderman and 6 as mayor of Chatham. Over the years he has received numerous awards of recognition for his contributions to his community.

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Doug, in 1946 was one of the original organizers of the Chatham Minor Baseball Association and for the next 25 years sat on the executive, ran leagues, and coached travel teams. Doug’s teams were very successful winning many Western Counties Championships and eight Ontario Championships. He also found time to coach tennis and girls’ basketball as well as referee basketball in the late 1940’s. Doug was also involved in politics, serving 10 years as city alderman and 6 as mayor of Chatham. Over the years he has received numerous awards of recognition for his contributions to his community.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
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