Inductees "Jimmy" Robertson was a three sport athlete at Peoria High School - a football quarterback, an infielder in baseball, and a guard in basketball.
Later, he played all three sports for Bradley, basketball for one season. When he signed his first professional contract with the New York Yankees to play for Grand Forks, N.D., in the Northern League in 1949, he was a catcher.
Prior to signing his professional contract, Jim played for some time in the Sunday Morning League on the same team with his brother, "Corky" Robertson.
Later, in 1953, he was part of a 14-player deal with Philadelphia, and played in 63 games with the old A's in 1954. The next season the A's had moved to Kansas City and Robertson played briefly before leaving the big leagues.
He appeared in a total of 69 games
"Jimmy" Robertson was a three sport athlete at Peoria High School - a football quarterback, an infielder in baseball, and a guard in basketball.
Born in Peoria in 1904, Allyn Stout broke into the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1931. Although he posted a 6-0 record in 30 pitching appearances in his rookie season, arm trouble prevented him from participating in the 1931 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics. Well-respected by his teammates, however, Stout was voted a full share of the World Series bonus pay and he was presented a World Series ring. Stout went on to a 6-year career with St. Louis, Cincinnati, New York and Boston, appearing in 180 games with a 20-20 record and 4.54 ERA.