For Shaun Cory 24 year of Senior baseball and always performing at an all-star level leaves a Hall of Fame legacy. His resume includes pitching on four Santa Clara League champions; winning two MSBL championships and two player MVP’s in 11 years with the Riverside Canucks and Baldur Regals; later capturing Manitoba Senior AA championships with the Wawanesa Brewers and the South West All-stars; and being named to numerous all-star teams. His final game pitched at the age of 42 in 2010 was a complete game win over Boissevain in the South West League finals. In U.S College ball at Mayville State Shaun earned Academic All American honours. Shaun represented Manitoba nine times at Nationals or Westerns often pitching and winning in’must-win’ situations to allow Manitoba to advance. He also provided Manitoba’s only wins in the 1991 Westerns and the 2006 Nationals. Shaun has also spent many years coaching minor ball in Wawanesa while also instructing at baseball pitching clinics and the Eclipse Baseball school.
“It gives me great pleasure to speak on behalf of Shaun on his induction day. A great baseball family, from the Wawanesa area, Father Gene- member of this hall after years of ball with Riverside -Gene also played for Team Canada, a great uncle Cliff Cory is also a member of the Hall of Fame. Shaun played minor ball in Wawanesa mostly under his father’s teaching. Midget ball was played in Brandon, Shaun mentioned that he had 2 two home runs in a midget provincial championship against Hamiota. Mayville college stats shows 2 hits in 2 AB more hitting which was brought to my attention by a neighbor Clay Cory, who playing with Wawanesa as a 16 or 17 year old he went to a tournament in Carberry he proceeded to hit doubles all weekend only in Clays words “some of these should have been triples but this tall gangly kid couldn’t run that well.” Shaun attended Mayville State University from 1985-1990, played 1 year jr varsity and 3 years varsity. In his senior year he earned National acknowledgment as a Scholar Athlete. Shaun played 24 years of senior baseball, 6 years of AA Senior with Glenboro-Cypress, Comets in Santa Clare League and also the Brewers in the South west League for 6 years, he played on 6 League Championships with these teams. Shawn was a provincial all-star in the AA senior years and was in Western Canada championships and Provincial AA title with Wawanesa. Shaun played 6 years with Riverside, winning two league championships 91-92. 6 years with Baldur Regals in the MSBL and AAA. He was a two time league MVP, 6 time team all-star and two time 2nd team all-star. He played in western conference nine times and national championships three times, after playing career was over Shaun turned to coaching minor ball in Wawanesa and 1 year in Brandon. He coached the Oildome AAA Pewee team in 2015, runner up in provincials and lost the bronze medal game of Westerns in BC. His 2nd son Connor, was a member of that team. He also was the coach for Oildome AAA 2016 midget team which won MB and represented the province at Nationals in Quebec. His oldest boy Jeremy was a member of that team. Baseball stays in this family. Shaun was the ultimate TEAM player. Always willing to share knowledge and his experience with fellow players and coaches. He loved to pick up the oppositions signals. His hardest job while with the Brewers was to tell them to Wayne and I in time for us to make the proper decision or move. He continuously gave up on us, he was a valuable mentor to our Brewers pitchers. Shaun’s last senior game in 2010 was in the league final vs Boissevain, We were down 2-0 in the series. In game 3 I gave the ball to Shawn/ He pitched a complete game 7 inning, 2 runs, 5 hits 6 walks, a fitting end of a brilliant career a win and a save. Please welcome into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, Shawn Cory”