As a player Gene Cory was a very good shortstop and a strong hitter. he started in Wawnesa and joined the Riverside Canucks in 1955-73. Gene was the batting champion in 1971 (.368), M.S.B.L. champions in 1973, first all star team in 1971, second all star team in 61, 64, and 65. Gene was a member of the first Team Canada in the 1967 Pan American Games at Winnipeg, Carman and Portage. Cory went on to coach minor baseball in Wawanesa for several years.