Mike Genthon was born at Rembrandt (in Gimli district)and started his 25 year pitching career in 1932. He was a southpaw hurler and played for St. Charles, St. James, and the C.U.A.C. Blues prior to World War II. Later Genthon starred for a Navy team during the War. He also pitched for Selkirk, Transcona, St. Boniface Native Sons, Sacred Heart and several rural teams such as Fannystelle and Lundar in tournaments. Along with Les Edwards, another Manitoban, Genthon played for three months with the House of David, after the bearded wonders had lost two regular pitchers who were injured in a bus accident.