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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

ROSS DAY
Birth Date: 1928
From: Chatham, Ontario Canada
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Ross was born and raised in Chatham attending Queen Mary Public School and then Chatham Collegiate. He worked for Silverwoods Dairy and then Union Gas, retiring in 1986 from his position as Manager of Property and Insurance.

 

  • 1947 
    • Ross, Doug Allin, and Joe Zimmer founded Chatham Minor Baseball Association. With help from Sid Clunis and Joe Carpenter, they enlisted the Kinsmen Club as a sponsor and talked Al Shakleton into being the first president of CMBA. In very short order, this organization became one of the top minor baseball associations in Ontario. As an executive member, Ross was involved in all aspects of the organization, but took a very active part in the fundraising and coaching aspects. For 30 years he ran the bantam house league at Stirling Park, performing virtually all of the required duties from organizing the teams, scorekeeping, umpiring, and grounds keeping. In addition, with the help of Casey Maynard, Ross coached the bantam All Star teams every year. The 1950's and 60's were the glory years for Chatham baseball teams as they captured numerous Ontario Championships and became the envy of other provincial organizations. During those years, the bantam teams won 5 OBA Championships under coach Day.

Ross not only taught his players baseball skills, he taught them to be gentlemen and to respect themselves and their opponents. He believed that every boy had the right to play and, without fanfare, personally financed many individuals whose families were unable to pay their way.

He passed away in 1996 from a stroke at the age of 68. Never having married, Ross had devoted his life, outside of work, to his players and to their wellbeing. He is remembered fondly by those who came in contact with him

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2009