- Born August 8, 1861 in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
- Died December 28, 1936 in Sydney, New South Wales Australia
James Searle is considered the Father of New South Wales Baseball, helping form the New South Wales Baseball League in 1898. He also was a wicket keeper in cricket. He was listed as a Manager/Coach when he was inducted into the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame as part of the first class in 2005.