• HometownDauphin, MB
  • Inducted2005


Backrow: Larry McDougall, Jack Hrehirchuk, Lloyd Yerama, Roland Secord, Del Anderson, Pat Fitzpatrick, Dennis McAuley, Dick LaFramboise
Middle Row: John Lesyshen, Jerry Shumanski, Arnold Staub, Don Menzies, Stan McPhee, Jerry Verbiwski, Reg Johnson, Lou Hill
Front Row: Al Evason, Fred Shumanski, Andy Newton (manager), Clarence "Coots" Riehl (president), Bob Kabel, Bill Murray
Bat Boy: Ken Buchy

Missing Members: Alan "Ladie" Hutchison, Chick Lintick, Jack Koshey, Orville Mayor, Ron Cox, Bill Berezinski, Neil Amy, Barry Sharpe, Bob Manns, Alex Kurceba, Bob Kutzan, Harry Mayor, Mickey McBride, Ernie Black, Bob Cruise


The Dauphin Redbirds of 1958-1963 had a core of great players who all figured into the teams success. They had solid pitching and solid fielding, and good and solid hitting.

The Redbirds were oustanding when it counted. In the days of Tournament Baseball they were difficult to beat. They won in Elphinstone, Birtle, Gilbert Plains, and Ste. Rose in 1958.

Also in 1958 the Dauphin Redbirds defeated Binscarth in 4 games in a best of 5 series to advance to the Northern Manitoba Finals. They then beat Erickson 8-2 and 11-3 to advance to the Manitoba finals where they were defeated by the Brandon Cloverleafs.

In 1959 the Redbirds were strong again in Tournament play, winning in Dauphin and Bowsman and losing in the final at Grandview. In the Provincials they lost to Brandon Again 6-2 and 6-5 in 10 innings.

In 1960 the Redbirds won the Tourney in Elphinstine and won in Roblin and Yorkton. The Redbirds went on to defeat Binscarth 2-1 and 5-4 in the Provincials to win the North- (no further games were played). Dauphin then joined the MSBL in 1961 and played Mediocre baseball all summer untill the playoffs. They beat Binscarth in the Semis and beat the Hamiota Red Sox in the final. The Series went 7 games. Dauphin won 3 at home and Hamiota won 3 at home.

The series featured great pitching by both sides, as well as great running in the series. Bob Kabel stole 2nd, 3rd, and home to score the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge Hamiota 4-3 in game 6 of the Series.

The seventh game in Hamiota was attended by the biggest crowd seen in the area.In a well played game the Redbirds beat Hamiota 6-3. Bob Kabel and Jerry Shumanski hit homers off Glennis Scott. Bill Murray made a great double play, Al Evanson made a game saving running shoe string catch in left field and Dick Lafromboise caught a huge blast off the bat of Don Smith.

Dauphin won the Manitoba Stark trophy Championship by defeating the Oakland Braves 13-1 and 13-3 in the Manitoba Finals.

In 1962 Hamiota returned the favour by beating the Redbirds 4 straight after an opening day tie. In 1963 Dauphin lost to Riverside in 6 Games.

Individual Accomplishments:
Dauphin had two batting champions in their lineup- Bob Kabel who won in 1962 and Bill Berezinski in 1961.

All Stars were Kabel, Jerry Shumanski, and Dennis McAuley.