Gerry Shumanski was a tremendous shortstop for the Dauphin Redbirds for 20 years. Gerry was MSBL’s 1st team all-star 6 times, 2nd team all-star 4 times. Gerry was a key part of teams that won MSBL championship in 1961 as well as the prestigious Birtle July 1 tournament in 1963, 65 and 66. Shumanski was always a strong lead-off hitter, and led MSBL in walks in 1968, and hit .432 in 1970. Gerry was an excellent base runner, had good range, and a strong throwing arm from short. Gerry was also well known in curling circles.