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Art Scharein was born in Decatur
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Players Born in this City

Top Major Leaguers Drafted Players Recently Active Active Players PRO Players
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Scott BarberP6-2 200 R-R 1980-12-11 Decatur,Illinois Ind2000-2004-   Watseka Community (Watseka,IL)Louisville, Kishwaukee Col  
Mark BaumP6-3 195 R-R 1959-07-22 Decatur,Illinois AA1977-1982-
1977- 5- 117-BOS
Northland (Columbus,OH)  
Boom-Boom BeckP6-2 200 R-R 1904-10-16 Decatur,Illinois MLB1924-19451924-1945      
Jarrett BednarP6-6 190 R-R 1994-- Decatur,Illinois NCAA2013-2016-   St. Teresa (Decatur,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville, Rend Lake Col  
Jeff BrueggemannP6-3 205 R-R 1955-09-12 Decatur,Illinois AAA1977-1980-
1977-36- 759-MIN
Mount Zion (Mount Zion,IL)Stetson U.  
Andy CotnerP6-0 190 L-L 1969-09-06 Decatur,Illinois A1989-1993-
1991-20- 537-NYN
Centennial (Champaign,IL)Illinois St, Brevard Col  
Kris DetmersP6-5 215 B-L 1974-06-22 Decatur,Illinois AAA1993-2000-
1993-22- 620-SLN
Nokomis (Nokomis,IL)Lincoln Land CC  
Chuck Dressen3B5-5 146 R-R 1898-09-20 Decatur,Illinois MLB1925-19331925-1933   Decatur (Decatur,IL)  
Harry East3B   - 1862-04-12 Decatur,Illinois MLB1882-18821882-1882      
George EshelmanUMP   - 1921-09-26 Decatur,Illinois --      
Tony EtnierP6-2 180 R-R 1980-07-07 Decatur,Illinois Ind2002-2002-   Eisenhower (Blue Island,IL)Blackburn Col  
Tyler FunnemanUMP6-3 190 - 1983-01-09 Decatur,Illinois --      
Kieston GreeneOF5-10 185 R-R 1991-11-09 Decatur,Illinois NCAA2013-2014-   MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Wright St, Lake Land Col, Parkland Col  
B.J. GuyseIF5-10 165 R-R 1983-- Decatur,Illinois NCAA2003-2005-   MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Chicago St  
Matt HallP6-0 180 - Decatur,Illinois NCAA2004-2004-   MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Eastern Illinois U.  
Brian InnisP6-5 200 R-R 1960-- Decatur,Illinois AA1980-1985-
1982- 6- 151-LAN
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Illinois  
Jeff InnisP6-0 170 R-R 1962-07-05 Decatur,Illinois MLB1981-19951987-1993
1983-13- 318-NYN
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Illinois  
Kevin KoslofskiCF-RF5-8 165 L-R 1966-09-24 Decatur,Illinois MLB1984-19971992-1996
1984-20- 512-KCA
Maroa-Forsyth (Maroa,IL)  
Hobie LandrithC5-10 170 L-R 1930-03-16 Decatur,Illinois MLB1950-19631950-1963   Northeastern (Detroit,MI)Michigan St  
Keegan McHoodP6-3 210 R-R 1997-01-10 Decatur,Illinois --   Argenta-Oreana (Argenta,IL)Kentucky  
Aaron MichelP5-10 150 L-L 1994-- Decatur,Illinois NCAA2013-2016-   St. Teresa (Decatur,IL)Western Illinois U.  
Brian NealCOACH   - 1984-- Decatur,Illinois --   Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Blackburn Col  
Brandt NeibuhrIF5-10 175 R-R 1985-08-26 Decatur,Illinois NCAA2006-2006-   Warrensburg-Latham (Warrensburg,IL)Northwestern U.  
Dan PorterOF6-0 164 L-L 1931-10-17 Decatur,Illinois MLB1951-19511951-1951      
Kevin RobersonRF-LF6-4 210 B-R 1968-01-29 Decatur,Illinois MLB1988-20041993-1996
1988-16- 404-CHN
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Parkland Col  
PlayerPositHt Wt B-T BornDate Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationHigh SchoolCollege(s)StatusCurrent Org (Level)
Michael Saunches1B6-3 250 L-L 1981-07-06 Decatur,Illinois Ind2000-2003-
Argenta-Oreana (Argenta,IL)Illinois St  
Art Scharein3B5-11 155 R-R 1905-06-30 Decatur,Illinois MLB1932-19341932-1934      
George SchareinSS6-1 174 R-R 1914-11-21 Decatur,Illinois MLB1937-19401937-1940      
Josh SchultzP6-2 170 - 1987-12-24 Decatur,Illinois NCAA2007-2007-   Mount Zion (Mount Zion,IL)Illinois St  
Roe SkidmoreH6-3 188 R-R 1945-10-30 Decatur,Illinois MLB1970-19701970-1970
1966-47- 780-ATL
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Millikin U.  
Tim SmithOF6-0 190 R-L 1961-02-22 Decatur,Illinois A+1983-1989-
1983-10- 261-BAL
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Mercer U.  
Brian SnitkerC6-1 190 R-R 1955-10-17 Decatur,Illinois AAA1977-1980-
1976-25- 574-CHN
Meridian (Mounds,IL)New Orleans  
Donald SpainP6-1 195 R-R 1948-03-07 Decatur,Illinois --
1966-41- 741-LAN
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)  
Blair SpringfieldLF5-11 190 R-R 1991-02-18 Decatur,Illinois A-2009-2013-
2009- 7- 230-CHN
MacArthur (Decatur,IL)  
Bryce TaylorOF6-0 200 R-R 1992-- Decatur,Illinois NCAA2013-2014-   MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Jackson St  
Dennis Thornton1B6-2 170 L-L 1948-08-08 Decatur,Illinois --
1966-10- 199-LAN
Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)  
Del UnserOF6-1 180 L-L 1944-12-09 Decatur,Illinois MLB1966-19821968-1982
1966- 4-  59-PIT
St. Teresa (Decatur,IL)Mississippi St  
Larry UnserOF6-3 175 R-R 1950-09-15 Decatur,Illinois --
1972-15- 338-CLE
St. Teresa (Decatur,IL)Marian Col, Marian Col  
George VukovichOF6-0 198 L-R 1956-06-24 Decatur,Illinois MLB1977-19881980-1985
1977- 4- 100-PHI
Arlington (Arlington Heights,IL)So.Illinois U.  
Tom WaldropOF6-3 195 L-L 1970-01-10 Decatur,Illinois A+1992-1995-     Olivet Nazarene U.  
Bob WeatherfordP6-3 185 B-R 1957-05-18 Decatur,Illinois A+1977-1979-
1975-12- 274-MON
MacArthur (Decatur,IL)  
Tim WilkenSS-P6-2 180 R-R 1954-09-06 Decatur,Illinois --   Dunedin (Dunedin,FL)St. Petersburg Col, Spring Hill Col  

High Schools

High School NameLocationNickname
St. TeresaDecatur,ILBulldogs

College and PRO Teams

DecaturMidwest LeagueA
Millikin UniversityCollege BaseballNCAA

Player/Team Statistics

2013Millikin UniversityCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinNCAA Div 3College
2014Millikin UniversityCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinNCAA Div 3College
2015Millikin UniversityCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinNCAA Div 3College
2016Millikin UniversityCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinNCAA Div 3College
2017Millikin UniversityCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinNCAA Div 3College
2018Millikin UniversityCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinNCAA Div 3College

Ballparks and Stadiums

Stadium Name
Lou Renner Field