Jim Riley (D)
The late Jim Riley, born in Bayfield was a two-sport athlete in the early years of the 20th century. He is the first and only athlete in the last 105 years to play in both the National Hockey League and in Major League Baseball. He was a member of the 1917 Stanley Cup champion Seattle Metropolitans, the first American team to win the trophy. He left hockey briefly to join the Canadian army, returning to the team in time for the 1919-20 season. He played five more seasons for the Metropolitans after returning from military service, scoring 23 goals in 24 games one year and 23 in 30 games another. He also played in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Cougars and the Chicago Blackhawks. Riley also played major league baseball briefly, becoming the first man to play both sports professionally. He played 11 years of minor league baseball, from 1921 through 1932, and batted .300 seven times, appearing briefly in the majors with the St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators.
First and only athlete in the last 105 years to play in both the National Hockey League and in Major League Baseball
Won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Seattle Metropolitans in 1917
Played in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Cougars (now Red Wings) and Chicago Blackhawks
Played 11 seasons of minor league baseball, batting over .300 seven times and played briefly in the majors for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns