NOKOMIS — Seven former Major League Baseball players are among the eight people to be honored by Nokomis’ Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk (BRS) Baseball Museum during its Induction Day ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 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.
Current University of Illinois play-by-play announcer Brian Barnhart is to emcee the event, barring a conflict with his duties with the Illini. Dennis Werth, Koslofski, Royer, Weaver, and Kane are all scheduled to attend the event.
The induction, which will be at the St. Louis Parish Center at 523 East Union St. in Nokomis, will begin with a catered meal from Milano’s Catering at 6 p.m., followed by a ceremony honoring the new inductees.
The meal includes a menu of chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad, along with dessert and a drink.
Ticket information for induction ceremony and banquet
Tickets for the event are $25 apiece. However, in celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, a second ticket is available at a 40 percent discount. This means you can purchase two tickets for $40. All tickets purchased after Nov. 1, will cost $25.
Tickets are available by contacting any BRS Museum director or by emailing the museum at email@example.com. Please provide a mailing address and a check or money order with ticket orders.
More about the BRS Museum
The BRS Baseball Museum honors approximately 120 people encompassing a 60-mile radius from Nokomis. These figures receive such honors because of their significant contributions to the game of baseball.
Among those are museum namesakes Jim Bottomley, Red Ruffing, and Ray Schalk. All three are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Additionally, the trio has ties to either Nokomis itself or Montgomery County.
The museum is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon and other times by appointment. The museum will be open on extended hours on the day of the ceremony, both before and after the event.
For more information on the BRS Museum, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/BRSBBMUSEUM.
Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.