Recognizing  & Advancing
37 years of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Leadership, & Pride!


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Listed by:

  1. Season joined, or the part of a season joined.
  2. Alphabetical by last name.
RIP is deceased, Rest in Peace.

Buck Bachman

Inductee: Buck Bachman

Member Since: 1994
Inducted: 2006

Talented player and tireless competitor for Fritz. Buck faithfully organizes and leads strong 'A' Division teams to key Tournaments across the country. His sportsmanship and dedication are recognized especially for his efforts to recruit new BSL members from other local gay sports leagues. He is a member of the NAGAAA Hall of Fame inducted 2005.

Player, BSL Assistant Commissioner (1 yr), NAGAAA Rep. Boston (1yr), Toronto

Teams: Fritz (11 yrs), Alley Gators (2 yrs)


  • Div. I Rookie of the Year, '94
  • Div. I Best Offensive Player, '97 & '99
  • Highest Batting Average, '87
  • Chicago: Rookie of the Year, '89
  • Minnesota: Hall Of Fame Member, North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association '05

11 League Championships: Div. I - Fritz '94&'99, '01-'03, '05-'06

21 World Series appearances ('88-present):
11 yrs - BSL,
3 yrs - Chicago,
5 yrs - Minnesota,
2 yrs - Ft. Lauderdale
Best finishes:
2nd place (6 times - '92, '94, '98, '00, '04)
3rd place (6 times - '89, '90, '93, '95, '99)

Tournament Appearances: Over 100,
Best finishes:
1st place: (multiple),
2nd place: (multiple),
3rd place: (multiple)
Silver Medal - Gay Games VII Chicago - '06

Other NAGAAA League Membership (10 seasons):
Chicago, M.S.A. (3 yrs), '86&'88
Minnesota, T.C.G.S.L. (5 yrs), '89&'93
Ft. Lauderdale, S.F.A.A.A. (2 yrs), '00&'04

I started playing softball in Chicago in 1986 with Buck's Saloon, (not mine though!). Sidetrack, the upper team, asked me if I wanted to go to a tournament in Boston over July 4th. I said yes, went and finished second. From then on I was hooked on softball and friends. I have met so many friends and people over the last 2 decades from all over the country. Softball was, and is, a great support network when things in life don't go your way. We lost many friends to AIDS in the 1980's and 1990's.

I moved a couple times from Chicago to Minnesota, to my love for Boston, and to my native home of Florida for a few years. I've always tried to promote the BSL and have been successful in getting many to cross over from other sports, such as basketball, to play in the BSL.

Yesterday and today Gay Softball has been a huge part of my life and will always continue to be. I will always be grateful for having the opportunity to play with so many good people and players. Thanks