2016 Inductees: John Gambs, Gary Gomez, Tom Maney and Rod Shipman
Tom Maney, Capital District (NY)

Tom Maney is a fixture in the Capital District MSBL and a regular at the MSBL World Series every fall in Arizona as a member of the Inland Angels. Tom is now in his early 60’s, retired from General Electric and living near Albany, New York. Tom began his MSBL career back in 1992 so for his continued participation in MSBL leagues and tournaments and his dedication to the wonderful Capital District MSBL, MSBL Founder and President Steve Sigler has inducted Tom into the MSBL National Hall of Fame.

John Reel, president of the Capital District MSBL added, “Tom started in the league in1992 and played on the White Sox, a team he eventually managed to a championship. He then joined an eventual powerhouse 30+ “Cubs” franchise where he was the centerpiece of many championships. Tom is always an all-league choice and was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 2008. He has been a winner everywhere he has played.”

Tom elaborated on how he became involved in the MSBL World Series. “I got a call from my old friend Teddy Poleto back in 1997 and he suggested I come to Arizona to play in the World Series with his California team. I went and had the time of my life. We won in 97 and 98 and I was hooked. I met people I will call friends for the rest of my life and still play with some of them in the 60+ division.”

John Gambs, East Metro Baseball League