Casey Maynard (1929 – 2006)

Sport: Minor Baseball
Position: Executive Member, Coach
Year of Induction: 2000


This lifelong resident of Chatham dedicated a great deal of his life to kids in Chatham Minor Baseball and is fondly remembered by those with whom he came in contact. He was never too busy to repair a glove or another piece of equipment for the young players. Casey was born in 1929 and spent over 40 years in baseball.

Career Highlights
  • Was on the Chatham Minor Baseball Association Executive for over 25 years – at various times, held all positions including president, secretary, and treasurer
  • Coached in the bantam houseleague for 5 years and was league convenor for 20 years
  • Coached the bantam travel team for 15 years during which time his teams won 12 Western Counties Baseball Association championships and 5 Ontario Baseball Association championships
  • Served on most CMBA Committees including Rotary Park Lights Committee, Dance Committee, Banquet Chairman, Registration (every year), Fergie Jenkins Committee

Awards & Recognitions

  • 1966 ‒ recognized by the Chatham Memorial Community Centre Commission for Outstanding Service in the Field of Recreation
  • 1979 ‒ La Sertoma Youth Service Award for “Dedication to the Youth of Chatham”
  • 1979 ‒ Certificate of Appreciation from the International Plowing Match for his support of that project 1982 ‒ Chatham Minor Baseball Association Award for over 30 years service
  • 1984 ‒ Chatham Goodfellows Certificate of Appreciation for his work with that organization
  • 1984 ‒ Certificate of Merit from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 628 for “Service to its Baseball Program”
  • 1988 ‒ Canada Celebration “88” Certificate of Merit for “Service to his Community”
  • 1989 ‒ CMBA Fergie Jenkins Community Service Award for “Outstanding Service to Chatham Minor Baseball”

Casey died in Chatham in 2006 at age 77.