Bottomley Ruffing Schalk Baseball Museum

The Bottomley Ruffing Schalk (BRS) Baseball Museum in Nokomis, IL honors about 120 central Illinois people for their contributions to the game of baseball.

What started in a restaurant window in 1981 has blossomed into an expansive attraction for the central Illinois region. 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.

BRS Baseball Museum – Outside
Outside the BRS Baseball Museum
BRS Baseball Museum – Bottomley Ruffing Schalk
Bottomley Ruffing Schalk Baseball Museum Gallery
BRS Baseball Museum – Cardinals Jersey Men
St. Louis Cardinals Jersey Men
BRS Baseball Museum – Memorabilia
Baseballs, Baseball Cards, and Bobbleheads

Inside the B-R-S Museum

Three baseball Hall of Famers called Nokomis home at the BRS Museum – Jim Bottomly, Red Ruffing, and Ray Schalk. Here, fans can celebrate their careers and the love of baseball in the area. Video interview is by Mark McDonald from WSIU TV.

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