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1981 - died June 3rd at age 63 in Chatham, Ontario

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: 1918
From: Chatham, Ontario Canada

Minor Baseball Association


Category - Builder

Joe worked tirelessly for Chatham Minor Baseball, Western Counties Baseball, Ontario Baseball, and the Canadian Federation of Baseball, putting in a total of over 30 years beginning in 1946. At one time or another, he served as president of the first 3 associations and represented Ontario in the Canadian Federation of Baseball. Joe also found time to successfully coach the Chatham Midgets in numerous championships throughout the province.

  • 1946
    • One of the founders of the Chatham Minor Baseball Association
  • 1946-1954
    • Convener of the Chatham bantam house league
  • 1955
    • Became convener of the Chatham midget house league and coach of the Chatham Midget Travel team .  Coached Chatham midgets to the first of nine consecutive Western Counties Baseball Association Championships .  Coached Chatham midgets to the first of five consecutive Ontario Baseball Association Championships
  • 1962-1978
    • executive member of Western Counties Baseball Association
  • 1963 
    • President of Western Counties Baseball Association
  • 1965-1978
    • Executive member of Ontario Baseball Association for fourteen years 
  • 1968
    • Chairman for the OBA Convention hosted by Chatham Minor Baseball 
  • 1971-1972
    • President of the Ontario Baseball Association
  • 1972-1976 
    • Represented the Ontario Baseball Association on the Canadian Federation of Baseball
  • 1970
    • Received the Service to Mankind Award from the Chatham Sertoma Club for his dedication to his community through his work in minor baseball
  • 1971
    • Received the La Sertoma Youth Service Award for his work in minor baseball
  • 1975
    • Received a Special Achievement Award from the Ontario Government in recognition of a distinguished contribution to the field of fitness and amateur sport
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 1986