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 (1933 – 2012)


SPORT | Minor Baseball

POSITION | Executive Member, Coach



Morris, Norman “Chirp”


1956 – Began his involvement with Chatham Minor Baseball as a house league coach at the Pee Wee level

1958 – Joined with Doug Allin and Joe Bondy to coach the Pee Wee travel team as well as coach in the house league – between 1958 and 1965, Pee Wee teams won 5 OBA Championships at the highest level in the province

1966 – 1970 – Coached at the Junior level with Ross Day and Cliff MacArthur

1970 – Was first base coach for Kent Concretes as they won the OBA Senior “A” Baseball Championship

1971 – Coached with Bob Swift and Doug Allin, leading the Lion’s Club Juveniles to an OBA “A” Championship

1979 – After a brief absence, returned to coach the Bedell Generals Junior team with Bob Swift winning the OBA Major Junior “A” Championship

1975 – 1979 – Coached slo-pitch, winning 2 championships with the Prodenchuck’s team in 1975 and the Alex’ Roofing team in 1979


During his time with CMBA, Chirp was on the executive for a number of years, serving in several different positions including president in 1968 when Chatham hosted the OBA Convention and again in 1972 and 1973. As President, in 1973, he represented the City of Chatham and CMBA when the Pee Wee Team went to North Battleford, Saskatchewan and won the Canadian Championship.

In 1966, because of his contributions to the Kinsmen Pee Wee baseball program, Chirp was made a lifetime member of the Chatham Kinsmen Club. Chirp died in Chatham in 2012.

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