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Death Notice: Passed Away in 1997 at the age of 74.

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

MARION (WATSON) STANTON
Position: Pitcher
Birth Date: 1922
From: Chatham, Ontario
LINKS
All American Girls Professional
Baseball League

Baseball League Conduct
Rules back in '1947'

League "Charm School" 1947
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Category - Athlete Legend

Marion, a lifelong resident of Chatham, excelled at softball and starred on teams in Southwestern Ontario. Her talents  took her to professional baseball in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.  Unfortunately injuries caused her to retire.

  • 1922-24
    • Beginning at the age of 12, played softball for the Chatham Ladies Silverwoods' Team.
  • 1938-40
    • Played for Maple City Laundry team .  In 1939 the team won Ontario Championship.  Marion led them in hitting (.513 average), runs batted in, and homeruns
  • 1941-46
    • Starred for Windsor Dairy team in the Michigan-Ontario League where she was scouted to play professionally
  • 1946
    • At age 23, signed to play in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) where she earned $55.00 a week with all expenses paid
  • 1947
    • Traded to the Muskegon Lassies.  While at spring training in Cuba, broke her leg  sliding into home plate and sat out the year in a cast
  • 1948
    • Broke her leg again in a motorcycle accident, ending her career 1949.
  • 1984
    • Although her playing career  was over, she continued actively in athletic endeavors at local level. Golfed regularly 2 times a week at Ridgetown Golf Club, winning the club championship one time in 1984 .   She was an avid bowler with the Branch 28 Legion team in the Maple City Bowling League, carrying an average of over 200
  • 1988
    • Members of the AAGPBL, were recognized by National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1998
    • Along with all Canadian members of the AAGPBL, was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Mary's, Ontario as an Honorary Member
    • City of Chatham erected a plaque in her honour in Tecumseh Park where she began her career .  The Marion Watson Stanton Memorial Trophy is presented each year to the most sportsman-like pitcher in Chatham Ladies Softball League
  • 1997
    • Marion passed away in Chatham at the age of 74.
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2005