NOKOMIS — Seven former Major League Baseball players are among the eight people to be honored by the Bottomley-Ruffing- Scalk Baseball Museum during its Induction Day ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.
All-stars Kevin Seitzer and Jayson Werth headline the group being honored as part of the museum’s 40th anniversary year.
Dennis Werth, Werth’s step-father, is also among the honorees. Fellow for- mer big leaguers Kevin Koslofski, Ken Oberkfell, Stan Royer and Eric Weaver complete the players’ side of the induction with long-time State Journal-Register sports writer 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 ceremony will be held in the St. Louis Catholic Church Parish Center, 523 E. Union St., in Nokomis and begins with a catered meal at 6:00 p.m., followed by the ceremony honoring the new inductees. Currently, Dennis Werth, Koslofski, Royer, Weaver and Kane are schedule to attend.
The BRS Baseball Museum honors approximately 120 people within a 60-mile radius of Nokomis who have contributed significantly to the game of baseball. Among those are museum namesakes Jim Bottomly, Red Ruffing and Ray Schalk, all members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and all of whom have ties to either Nokomis itself or Montgomery County.
Tickets for the festivities are $25 per person. Until Nov. 1, there is a 40% discount for a second ticket, meaning the cost is $40 for a couple.
For more information or to make reservations, contact any museum director; call 217-710-8629; or by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.