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Doug Allin passed away on October 9th, 2011.  He will be greatly missed by all.

1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
Elaine Hinnegan
Fergie Jenkins
Fran Crummer
Gene Dziadura
George Aitken
George Bruette
Harold Gillies
Harold McFarlane
Herb Wakabayashi
Irma (Grant) Isaac
Jim Maynard
Joe Zimmer
Joe Malo
Joelle Batten-Daigneau
John McKay
Karrie Williams
Keith Crummer
Larry Babcock
Larry Lahey
Lloyd Davidson
Marion (Watson) Stanton
Martin Aarts
Max Lenover
Mel Wakabayashi
Mort Giles
Norman Morris 'Chirp'
Peter Gilbert
Randy Rybansky
Richard Doey
Ron Blommers
Ross Babcock
Ron Coristine
Ross Day
Roy Galloway
Roy Oscar 'Doc' Miller
Sandra Tewksbury
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Shirley Pilson
Smoke, R.S.Reynolds
Tyson Parry
Wilfred  Harding


Birth Date: 
From: Chatham, Ontario



Category - Builder

In 1946 Doug was one of the original organizers of the Chatham Minor Baseball Association and for the next 25 years sat on the executive, managed 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 involved in politics, serving 10 years as city alderman and 6 years as Mayor of Chatham. Over the years he has received numerous awards of recognition for his contributions to community.

  • 1939
    • Coached junior tennis at age 16
  • 1946
    • One of original organizers of CMBA and over the years held every executive position including president of Minor Baseball.  In 1946 he began coaching bantams at Stirling Park
  • 1946-1950
    • Refereed basketball in Industrial, Girls', and Men's Leagues
  • 1946-1953
    • Coached girls' basketball winning 6 county championships
  • 1949-1951
    • With no outside financial assistance coming into Chatham Minor Baseball, convened fundraisers to keep Chatham Minor Baseball
  • 1951-1968
    • Moved to Kinsmen Park and ran pee wee baseball program, organizing leagues and tournaments and coaching travel teams
  • 1957
    • Won 12 consecutive Western Counties Baseball Association Pee Wee Championships
    • Coached first of 5 consecutive Ontario Pee Wee "AAA" Championship teams .  In 1965 won a sixth Ontario Pee Wee Championship
  • 1958
    •  Coach of the year for Chatham Sports 1962 - made an Honorary Kinsmen for Contribution to Amateur Sports
  • 1966
    • Provincial Award for Contribution to Amateur Sports - Sertoma Club "Service to Mankind Award" for Contribution to Amateur Sports
  • 1969-1971
    • Coached juvenile travel teams to two Ontario Championships and one runner-up finish
  • 1974
    • Humanitarian Award from congregation of A. M. E. Church for Contribution to Amateur Sports
  • 1977 and 2002
    • Received Queen's Medal for Service to Country and Municipality including sports
  • 1978
    • Tennis courts at John McGregor Secondary School named after him by City of Chatham,  in recognition of his contribution to sports
  • 1980
    • Royal Canadian Legion Certificate of Merit for Contribution to Amateur Sports
  • 1984
    • Called first meeting of Chatham Sports Hall of Fame; named Chairman, and served for 3 years.  With the resurrection of the Hall in 1998 to present, served on the new Board of Directors
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2003