The 1934 Coloured All
Star team truly was a talented group of ball players.
Having played two years of exhibition games, they decided
to join the very competitive Chatham City League and, at
the insistence of Archie Stirling, to try for an Ontario
Baseball Association championship.
The Coloured All Stars brought Chatham its first OBA title
and the team captured the admiration and the hearts of the
entire city. Defeated Sarnia 2 games to 0, Welland 2
games to 1, and Milton 2 games to 1; In the finals against
Penetang and Phil Marchildon who later pitched 8 years in
the major leagues for the Philadelphia Athletics, split
the first 2 games of the final series and with the score
tied 2-2 in the 11th inning of the third and deciding
game, the umpire, fearing that the favored Penetang team
would lose, in a very controversial decision, called off
the game because of darkness, even though there was enough
light to play a "few more" innings . The
All Stars eventually won the series and the championship 2
games to 1 in the extra fourth game.