Inductees The Sunday Morning League is to be honored for its steady contribution to the Central Illinois baseball scene since its organization in 1916.
Since its inception, over 3,000 players have been given a chance to play baseball of a high caliber.
Many former professional players have played in the league and the league has also sent a number of its players into the big leagues including long-time Pittsburgh Pirate third baseman Lee Handley; his brother, Gene, who also played the infield; durable outfielder Bill Tuttle, catcher Jim Robertson, first baseman Danny Goodwin and pitchers Dick Weik, Guy Hoffman and Zack Monroe
The Sunday Morning League is to be honored for its steady contribution to the Central Illinois baseball scene since its organization in 1916.
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The first official Board of Directors meeting was held on October 14, 1979. Officers were elected. Early decisions determined that the Hall of Famers would be from the Greater Peoria Area; the name would be The Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame; its purpose would be to promote and encourage the many varied sports programs in our area, to share with the area the pride we have in the accomplishments of area athletes, and to honor those men, women and teams contributing to our enjoyment and rich sports history.
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