40th Anniversary Induction Day
Seven former Major League Baseball players are among the eight people to be honored by the Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum during its Induction Day ceremonies on Saturday, November 13.

All-Stars Kevin Seitzer and Jayson Werth headline the group that is being honored as part of the museum’s 40th anniversary year. Werth’s stepfather, Dennis Werth, is also among the honorees. Fellow former big leaguers Kevin Koslofski, Ken Oberkfell, Stan Royer and Eric Weaver complete the players’ side of the induction, while long-time sportswriter Dave Kane will also be part of the eight-person class. University of Illinois athletics radio play-by-play announcer Brian Barnhart is scheduled to emcee.

The induction, which will be held at the St. Louis Parish Center (523 E. Union St.) in Nokomis, is slated to begin with a catered meal at 6 p.m. followed by a ceremony honoring the new inductees. Currently, Dennis Werth, Koslofski, Royer, Weaver and Kane are scheduled to attend.

Tickets for the meal and ceremony are $25. In celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary. a second ticket is available at a 40% discount, putting the cost for two tickets at $40. All tickets purchased after November 1 will cost $25. Tickets are available by contacting any museum director or by e-mailing the museum at info@brsmuseum.org. Please provide a mailing address and a check or money order with ticket orders.
A History of the BRS Museum...
What started in a restaurant window in 1981 has blossomed into an expansive attraction for the central Illinois region. Joe Kempe and Merle “Butter” Wright founded what originally was just the Bottomley-Ruffing Museum in 1981 — the Schalk portion was added later.

The idea was to honor three players from the first half of the 20th century that had ties to Nokomis and Montgomery County who each made the National Baseball Hall of Fame — Jim Bottomley, Red Ruffing and Ray Schalk.

The museum has had four homes in Nokomis during its 36 years of existence and we are excited today to bring in six more honorees, pushing the total to 111 central Illinois people who have been honored for significant contributions to the game of baseball. Congratulations and welcome!
Reid Detmers First MLB Win Limited Edition Card
On August 15th, Reid pitched six solid innings, giving up three hits and one run, while striking out six.

The Topps NOW card recognizes Reid's first career win in the Major Leagues. These cards were only available thru Topps website for 24 hours and are created to highlight special events throughout the MLB season.

All available cards have been sold.
2021 BRS 50/50 Home Run Contest Final Standings Are In!!!!!
Congratulations to Steve Cachera on winning the 2021 50/50 contest.

The BRS Museuem would like to thank all participants who played this year, and are looking forward to next years contest. Check back in March for updates for the 2022 50/50 Home Run Contest.
 
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