CMSA Hall of Fame Inductees 2011

Danny Tag

  • 1992 – Present multi-sport player

  • 1997 – 2002 CMSA Board Highlights -Served as an at large member, then Secretary and President.  Worked on creation of the Men’s flag football and Beach volleyball leagues.  Increased advertising, cross promotion utilizing new technology to grow membership, league participation and communication.

  • Participant in Sunday, Thursday night and Fall 12” softball, 16” softball, open indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, men’s flag football, winter doubles tennis, Friday night bowling, badminton, dodgeball and kickball.

  • Ran softball clinics, served on the first softball ratings committee, served on the open indoor and beach volleyball committees, referee for flag football for two seasons.  Has participated in two Gay Games – 1998 Amsterdam and 2006 Chicago.

  • Played in multiple NAGAAA World Series representing CMSA.  Longtime softball manager including 2003 C-Division NAGAAA World Series Champion Cougars.

Robbie Marshall

  • 1980 Joined GAA after relocating from Ohio and remained a member through the mid-90s.  He was an ardent supporter of the organization and participated in every sport that was offered.

  • 1986 – 1988 16” softball player with Big Red’s.  Voted league MVP.  He was captain, coach and manager of the Big Red’s 16” softball team when it won the MSA tenth anniversary championship in 1988.

  • 1988 – 1993 Manager Big Red’s 16” softball team.  He was a mainstay of the 16” softball league which was the founding sport of GAA.  tournament”.

  • 1980s – Softball commissioner

  • 1980s – 1990s Served on committees for softball and basketball programs.

  • He was a strong supporter of the GAA/MSA directors and was always willing to help with, and participate in, fundraisers and social activities such as flag football and special events such as the GAA 16” “sno-ball tournament” held during the winter.  In addition to overseeing a softball division, he also worked weekend concessions at the fields and was always a large part of the all-star barbecue event.

  • Captained or managed softball, bowling, volleyball, basketball, and autumn co-ed 12” teams.  

David Bartnick

  • 1980 – 1988:  16" softball player. Shari's (1980), Dandy's (1981-83), Bucks (1984) and North End (1985-88)

  •  1987 to Present:  12" softball player for North End (1988-2002), Pizano’s (2003-2005), and Sidetrack (2006 – present).  Coached the team since the Seattle GSWS in 1995.

  • 1988 to Present:  Countless Softball Tournaments in Palm Springs, San Jose, Phoenix, Houston, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Tampa, Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Washington DC, Atlanta, Toronto, Montreal and Chicago.
  • GSWS participant:  Pittsburgh 1990, Los Angeles 1992 (3rd place), Philadelphia 1993, Nashville 1994 (3rd place), Seattle 1995, San Diego 1997, Toronto 2000 (4th place), Dallas 2004, Milwaukee 2009.
  • 1980 - 1997:  Various years bowling in Wednesday and Thursday night leagues.
  • 1980 - 1998:  Various years in Tennis challenge-ladder league.
  • 1980 - 1998:  Various years on-and-off playing volleyball. 1985:  16" softball league MVP
  • 1997 - 2005:  CMSA umpire
  • 2004 – present:  Sponsor of Howard Brown Elephants softball team.
  • 2006 – present:  Run annual Sidetrack Blues charity benefit.
  • CMSA 12" league championships in 1990, 1991, 1995,1996,1998, 1999, 2003, and 2009.

John Cieplak

  • 1981 joined GAA as a member of the 16” softball team the Bushmen

  • 1985 Served on the GAA/MSA softball committee
  • 1985 – 1987 Manager Sidetrack softball teams 16” and 12”
  • 1980s:  Established and served as tournament director for the 16” Sno-Ball tournament played at the Belmont Rocks during the winter months.  The tournament appealed to both men and women and was held for several years. In the late 80s.
  • 1980s MSA photo-journalist
  • 2001 Inducted into the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA)Hall of Fame
  • Participated in basketball, flag football, volleyball and bowling.  As a softball manager led his team to a 3-peat of the 16” championship title: 1985, 1986, and 1987. It was under his management that the original GAA championship trophy was “retired” and is today still showcased at the Sidetrack bar.  
  • Nominated for the MVP trophy of the league and the playoffs on many occasions.  He was a fierce supporter of the GAA/MSA organization and its membership.

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