August 16, 1966 |
|May 1, 1990, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2003, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Runs batted in||223|
As a three-year starter in the middle infield for coach Keith Madison's club, Shumpert earned All-America honors at second base in 1987. He was named first-team All-SEC in 1986 and 1987 and was a member of the SEC All-Tournament Team in 1987.
As a sophomore in 1986, Shumpert hit .364 with 19 doubles, two triples, 10 homers and 37 RBI, stealing 28 bases. Had a dynamic junior season in 1987, hitting .376 with 19 doubles, four triples, nine homers and 32 stolen bases. His .374 average in 1987 ranks as the 11th-best mark in program history and he finished ranking sixth and eighth in the UK single-season stolen base record book.
A second-round pick in the 1987 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals, Shumpert would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Kansas City Royals on May 1, 1990. He last appeared in a Major League game during the 2003 season. Shumpert hit .252 during his MLB career in 854 games, with 49 homers, 223 RBI and 85 steals.
Shumpert's son, Nick is a shortstop, was drafted by the Detroit Tigers pick number 220 in round seven of the 2015 MLB draft. Nick chose to head to Junior College and was drafted and signed by the Atlanta Braves in July 2016. His nephew is current Red Sox player Mookie Betts.