Central Illinois has had many major league baseball players in history. Let’s look at them from the 12 counties that we have selected to become Central Illinois. (Logan, McLean, DeWitt, Woodford, Fulton, Peoria, Mason, Tazewell, Cass, Morgan, Menard, Sangamon).



There is virtually nothing written about this player. 


STUB SMITH- Born in Elmwood, IL

Stub Smith (born as James Avery Smith)
Born: November 24, 1873
Elmwood, Illinois
Died: November 14, 1947 (aged 73)
Fall River, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 10, 1898, for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearance
October 15, 1898, for the Boston Beaneaters
MLB statistics
Games played 3  At bats 10  Hits 1
Boston Beaneaters (1898)


I am currently researching players from the southeast counties (Crawford, Jasper, Effingham, Clay, Richland, Lawrence, Edwards, and Wabash) in Illinois. If you know of any players that were born in one of these counties and played in the major leagues, feel free to contact me.