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Trailblazing, all-Black Ontario baseball team gets the video game treatment

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It's all a bit surreal for Ferguson (Fergie) Jenkins Jr., to see his father faithfully recreated in Major League Baseball's video game MLB The Show '22.

From their vivid facial features to their swift moves, the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars champions, including Fergie Jenkins Sr., have been brought back to life and are ready to play ball.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) partnered with the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society and Major League Baseball (MLB) to recreate the team in the game.

The All-Stars were the first all-Black team to win a championship title in the province, breaking colour barriers in the sport. "People at one time disregarded them as good athletes, but then they proved themselves," Jenkins Jr., 79, told As It Happens host Nil Köksal. "They were really a team to be reckoned with." Jenkins Jr.

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