OLG to commemorate the Chatham Coloured All-Stars baseball team
OLG is reviving and celebrating Ontario history on the baseball field through a video game and powerful film.
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, in partnership with Major League Baseball, will commemorate the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars, the first all-Black team to win an Ontario Baseball Association Championship, by bringing the team's memory back to life through the video game, MLB The Show 22.
Players can search the video game's Logo Vault and Player Vault to find the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars as one of the playable teams in the game, with members from the team, the home field, uniforms and more.
OLG and MLB continue to work hard at drawing attention to the important story of these baseball legends.
OLG will also be showcasing the Chatham Coloured All-Stars' legacy through a short film online featuring the descendants of the legendary players. The film will show the team's history, and the players perseverance through racism and other challenges of that era.
As part of the celebration, Chatham-area residents will get a front row seat at the Field of Honour Charity baseball game today at Fergie Jenkins Field in Chatham.
OLG is also proud to support the efforts of the Chatham Kent Black Historical Society with a special cheque presentation of $25,000 for the organization.
Legendary baseball player, Fergie Jenkins Jr., whose father played on the 1934 team, will also be part of the celebrations.
On Thursday, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent announced a new sculpture in the town of Fergie Jenkins Jr. It will be a duplicate of the one that is located outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.