Much Congratulations to Kolten Wong for being the #1 Draft Pick selection by the St Louis Cardinals! We are so happy and so proud of him. It is so great to see a local boy get drafted and set on his way to the big leagues. Kolten is from Hilo and is one of the best if not the best baseball player to come out of the big island in a long time. We wish Kolten much success and hope to see him play in the big leagues soon with fellow Hawaiians such as Kurt Suzuki, Shane Victorino and Kila Kaaihue. Congrats again Kolten, you have worked very hard and we are so happy for you.
We have just decided to re create this Hawaiian Baseball site, with regular updates. We will give it one more try, so lets see lots of participation from you guys so we can keep this awesome Hawaiian Baseball site going strong. We will have our first Baseball article of the year posted within the next couple of days, check back often for it and help spread the word about our website! Glad to be back..Mahalo!
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and safe holiday season. Thanks for all the friendships and another great year of trades. I thought that I would share with you a great card set I got years ago. Its a Santa Claus Autograph, Game used "Santa Suit" card and a Santa Claus "Rookie Card". Mele Kalikimaka everyone.
I received this Ron Darling autograph via EBAY. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Right Handed pitcher Ron Darling pitched in the major leagues from 1983-1995, mainly for the New York Mets. Darling pitched a combined 136-116 with 1,590 strikeouts. Darling was an All Star in 1985, won the Gold Glove award in 1989 and won the World Series Championship with the New York Mets in 1986.
A VERY big Mahalo to my good friend Timmy Time from Sports Card Forum for sending these three cards of our local boys Kurt Suzuki and Kolten Wong (Suzuki from Wailuku,HI and Wong from Hilo,HI) as well as a Matt Kemp GU jersey card. What a tremendous and much appreciated surprise. I appreciate your generosity and friendship. Mahalo
Sid Fernandez was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and became one of the Greatest Pitchers of the 1980's. A LHP who played mostly for the New York Mets, Fernandez compiled a 114-96 record with 1,743 strikeouts over a 14 year career. Proud of his Hawaiian Roots, Fernandez wore uniform number 50, in honor of Hawaii being the 50th state. The theme song Hawaii Five O was often played before his starts at Shea Stadium. Fernandez played for the World Champion New York Mets in 1986.
Aloha, Two of the best players currently in the major leagues were born in Hawaii. They are Kurt Suzuki of the Oakland A's and Shane Victorino of the Philadelphia Phillies. The average baseball fan might not know how much baseball talent there is on the Hawaiian Islands, but Ill tell you, the Islands have a tremendous amount of talent with Kurt Suzuki and Shane Victorino leading the way. Suzuki is currently batting .241 with 12 home runs and 53 rbi while Victorino is currently batting .251 with 15 home runs and 24 stolen bases.
Aloha, No Hawaiian Baseball blog can begin without mentioning two baseball legends from Hawaii, Lenn Sakata and Mike Lum.
Sakata played second base mostly for the Baltimore Orioles including the World Champion Orioles in 1983 while Mike Lum played outfield mostly for the Atlanta Braves and is the all time home run leader among Hawaiians with 90 home runs. Both players were born in Honolulu.
Aloha and e komo mai! to my new Hawaiian Baseball blog. Here I will update daily with news and pics of players in the Major Leagues, Minor league and top prospects from the Hawaiian Islands. Please check back everyday for updates as I am just starting out with this blog and will work on improving it everyday. Im looking to grow this blog into the most complete and comprehensive source for Hawaiian Baseball news and updated on our local boys playing baseball past,present and future Hawaiians. Mahalo, Elbert