Rich Leggatt was one of the most talented pitchers from the area to ply his talent in the US pro ranks. Rich starred in Chatham’s minor system as both a pitcher and a shortstop.  An accomplished hitter, he was the batting champion of the NB Junior League with a .510 average in 1976.   The next…

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“Matty” Jenkins’ career with the Chatham Ironmen spanned 17 years. He will go down in their lore as “one of the greatest ever”. He was an extremely talented and versatile shortstop-pitcher who could beat you on the mound, at the plate, or in the field. He was a fierce competitor who excelled in pressure situations.…

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Robert Stewart’s distinguished coaching career spanned more than twenty years. It began in 1980 when Robert, a teacher at MVHS, took on the coaching reins of the Pulamoo baseball team. He guided this team for 14 years, winning an impressive 4 provincial “AAA” titles. He became involved with the Newcastle Minor Baseball executive in the…

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An outstanding baseball and hockey player in his youth, but recognized especially for a legendary coaching career in baseball and hockey with Tommies’ High School teams and the Chatham Senior Ironmen.

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Bob and Doug Chase are identical twins who excelled in both hockey and baseball.  Their hockey skills complimented one another, as Doug was a smooth, playmaking center, while Bob was a hard-nosed power forward. Together, in 1968, they led the Newcastle Bantams to a Provincial championship while also members of the team that captured the…

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Residents of Chatham, New Brunswick, Anthony Veno (b.1889), Stanley Veno (b.1891), Wilfred Veno (b.1894) and Arthur Veno (b.1896) were a constant presence with Chatham teams engaged in the sports of hockey,  baseball, basketball or rugby for 25 consecutive years after 1910. Anthony, nicknamed “Ant”, played all his sports on the Miramichi.  He  excelled in baseball…

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Ron Hardy has had an outstanding athletic career, having achieved national championships in both hockey, with the 1987 Miramichi Gagnon Packers, and baseball, with the 1995 Chatham Ironmen. His baseball career, which spanned more than thirty years, was highlighted by five provincial titles, selection to the All-Star team at the 1995 national tournament, an invitation…

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One of Chatham’s premier all-round athletes, noted especially for his ability to pound out “tape-measure” home runs, which he did with regularity on Ironmen teams of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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From the mid 1940s until the mid 1960s, Pat Chambers was widely recognized as one of Newcastle, New Brunswick’s most skilled athletes. Pat, who passed away in 1996, will be inducted posthumously, in recognition of his exceptional skill as a baseball player, basketball player and curler.

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The 1991 Newcastle A & B Junior Cardinals, coached by Gary Wood and Mike Wood, led by players such as John Cann, Chris Burns, Stephen Maltby, and Jamie Wood the Cardinals began their march to national recognition by knocking off arch-rival Chatham Ironmen in the Eastern Zone elimination tournament. The Cardinals then captured the N.B.…

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