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Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
until we meet again.
Las despedidas no son para siempre.
Las despedidas no son el final.
Ellos simplemente quieren decir Te echaré de menos
hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo.
Mark was well known for his skills as a hitter, his competitive spirit, and his care-free personality. Primarily playing with the Fritz team for much of his career, Mark was a member of Fritz 1992 World Series Championship team in Los Angeles. Died September 2015.
Paradise, Copley Flair - Player, Rod Lawrence's partner, fundraising drag shows.
Ramrod, Bolts - 3rd Baseman (3B), Outfielder (OF). Although playing a relatively short BSL career, he was a very good player who made an impact.
Ramrod, 1270, Chaps - 2B - All around athlete, tough competitor, BSL volunteer, friend to many. A BSL Hall of Fame Inductee.
1270, Paradise, Copley Fair - 1B - Speedy player, fun loving, free spirit.
Greenleaf Florists, 1270, Paradise - 1B, OF - Natural player, loved the game. Original League member. Player on 1979 Canada Cup Championship team (Boston's 1st Tournament appearance).
A founding member of the BSL in 1980 and an original member of the Esplanade Softball League in 1978. Dick was often chosen as an All Star, was a second baseman mostly, was a powerful hitter known for hitting home runs, and played in 2 NAGAAA World Series and numerous tournaments. Dick will also be remembered for his sense of humor, and for his generosity and loyalty to his BSL friends. Died October 2015.
Ramrod, Buddies, 1270, Paradise, Fritz - 2B - Tough competitor, hard hitter.
Fritz, Gators, Blizzard teams - 1B, 3B. This strong framed former US Air Force Sergeant, also varsity & college baseball player, was a hard hitting slugger with one of the most caring and kindest personalities in the BSL. He was a 2 time NAGAAA Gay World Series Champ as a BSL Member (Gators'11 Div B, Blizzard'13 Div B). Died 2018.
Ramrod, Buddies, Fenway Falcons - OF - Speedy in the outfield and on basepaths. Playful in nature, and usually the one goofing off in team photos.
OF - Ramrod - also bar manager at Ramrod.
Chaps, Buddies, Fritz - C - Intense competitor, talented player and hitter. Always keeping himself physically strong and in top physical condition.
Buccaneers, Buddies - IF. Low key demeanor, but consistent team and League supporter.
Ramrod, RR Spurs, Boston Mets- OF - Good person, free spirit.
Ramrod - an original League player.
Uptown, Boston Mets - C - Free spirit, and also former "Mr. P-Town".
Ramrod, Paradise - Pitcher - Competitor, known as "John of Arc." Although not physically 'gifted' he was a fierce competitor, once throwing a perfect game (no hits, walks ... in softball?)! A BSL Hall of Fame Inductee.
Peter began playing with Fritz in 1992 and then joined the Southenders the following season until 2001 when his business obligations forced him to step away from softball. Primarily a first baseman, he was a member of the 1998 World Series Championship Southenders team. Peter maintained many of his BSL friendships throughout the years. Died August 2015.
Randolph Country Club, Mets, Uptown, RR Spurs, 119 Merrimac, RR Thunder -IF, OF, Coach, BSL Secretary - Friend to all, free spirit.
119 Riflemen, Blue Roses,Ramrod, Southenders - OF - also a longtime bartender at 119 Merrimac.
Ramrod, Randolph CC - OF, C.
Ramrod, Blue Roses - OF, C, Coach.
Boston Terriers. Died in July 2014
Boston Mets, Uptown, Ramrod, RR Spurs - 3B - Loved playing. Died in June 1995
1st BSL Secretary.
Chaps, Paradise - Coach - Original League member, "Slide Tornpants" was his pen name for the BSL's "On Deck" newsletter article.
Herbies Ramrod, Boston Ramrod, Fritz - Catcher, 1B, Pitcher - Loved playing, fun loving, practical joker, member of BSL's 1st World Series Champ- Fritz 1992 in Los Angeles.
Mike's Gym, Alley Gators - OF - Loved playing, great energy, friend to all.
Elbow Room, Buddies - OF - Coach, Supporter, BSL Publicist extraordinaire, a BSL Founder, and BSL Hall of Fame Inductee.
Paradise, Copley Flair, 1270 - IF, utility - Great teammate, sweet nature, also a good performer at team drag events.
As Boston's first 'Liaison to the Gay Community', this public official was a strong friend, supporter, and promoter of Boston Gay Softball from the Esplanade to the Beantown League.
Fritz, Club Café: Angels, Crew, OF- Speedy, competitive, knowledgeable, always smiling, and could bust a move!
33 year BSL Member. Excelled in the field, at the plate, as a coach, and provided pro bono legal advice to BSL Members as well as marrying them. 3 time NAGAAA Gay World Series Champ as a BSL Member (Fritz'92 A Div, Jackhammers'00 B Div, Club Cafe Crew'08 B Div). Inductee of both the NAGAAA and BSL Halls of Fame. Died 2018.
Luxor, Ramrod Spurs, Bolts, Mike's Gym - 3B, OF, Coach - Talented, competitive, skilled.
Luxor - OF, 1B
Bayside Betsies - Sponsor. Died December 2010
Luxor - Coach - BSL Secretary, On Deck Newsletter contributor, partner of Al McHugh. Died December 2010
A scrappy player and good hitter, Billy played 2nd and 3rd base for the Chaps and Buddies teams. He was the longtime partner of local gay sports columnist Don Homer who ended his weekly articles with "P.S. Good Night All!, P.P.S. Good Night Billy!" Died December 2015.
1270, Boston Ramrod, Randolph CC, and other teams. Pitcher, 50-50 Raffle sales champ, and long time member always happy to be with his BSL friends! Passed away at age 88.
Ramrod - Ralph Cella's partner, supporter, Ramrod bartender.
Chaps, Paradise - IF, OF, C. Original League member. Player on 1979 Canada Cup Championship team (Boston's 1st Tournament appearance).
Club Cafe Angels - C - Free Spirit, always smiling.
Buddies, Luxor, Mike's Gym, Alley Gators - P, OF, Coach - Free spirit. A popular local radio DJ who loved the game and League, often calling attention to them on the air. A BSL Hall of Fame Inductee.
Chaps - IF - talented hitter, 1st BSL Treasurer, and a BSL Founder.
Mailbox, Bolts - OF - Talented player and professional. In 1993, as an AIDS educator, he was invited to jog with President Clinton on the morning of the inauguration. Died in 1995.
1270 - Team Founder, coach/manager, OF.
1270 team - 3B - Hard nosed player. Used her graphics background to produce memorable publicity for her team and the League. Worked to promote, and then establish, a Women's Division in the NAGAAA Gay World Series. A BSL Hall of Fame Inductee. Died 2009.
Uptown - Team manager - Free spirit, loved to travel - Also Uptown Club manager
1270, Luxor, Bolts - 3B - Talented hitter, loved to talk, 2nd BSL Commissioner.
29 year BSL Member. Sporters, Ramrod Spurs & Machine, Whiplash teams. OF, 1B, a coach for Whiplash. Very good hitter, especially to opposite field. Offering his professional skills to the BSL as a "way to give back", Glen was an important BSL Website developer and Webmaster in the 90's and 2000's while also developing the first BSL Hall of Fame website. Died 2018.
Napoleon & Shamrock Stallions, Club Café Angels - Able team administrator, scorekeeper, Executive Committee member. Played key role in developing the BSL and Minuteman Tournament schedules. Was very happy to have become a League member, and dedicated himself to it.
Member of BSL's first women's team, Prelude, then 1270 women's team. Pitched for the 1270 team in the 1st Gay Games in San Francisco'82. Her flair for understated sportsmanship earned her the nickname "Chuckie on the mound".
Greenleaf Florists, Paradise - A BSL Founder.
Buddies - OF.
Joining the BSL as a member of Worcester's "Mailbox" team, Danny went on to play with a few other teams before moving to Phoenix after playing many years with the Stallions. A fierce competitor, and athletic pitcher, Danny began his BSL career at age 40. Affectionately referred to as "the Old Man" or "Poopsie", Danny was a well liked easy-going spirit among all of his BSL friends. Died September 2015.
Randolph CC, Stallions, Mike's Gym - IF, C - Talented hitter, loved playing the game.
Randolph CC, Mets, Ploughboys - C, EH - Loved playing.
Buddies, Luxor - OF - Natural softball skills.
1270 (W), Bolts, Mets, Citi, Ramrod - OF, IF, C - High energy, loved to get dirty on the field, free spirit.
Jeff was a player on the Ramrod in the very early days of the league and then manager of Ramrod for over twenty years sponsoring their teams.