Russ Smith was an excellent outfielder/first baseman with amazing speed whose average over fifteen year career ranged from .300 to .452. Smith played with teams in Selkirk, Radville (Saskatchewan), Toronto, Maher, and St. Boniface. Russ also played fastball with Flin Flon and the Kiewels in Winnipeg. Hockey and track were also some of Russ`s favorite activities. Russ spent fifteen years coaching baseball and hockey at community club levels.