Ted Nobriga of Kohala gets called up by the Saint Louis Cardinals, 1933.

JOINING THE BALL TEAM OF SAINT LOUIS

An invitation was sent to Ted Nobriga of Kohala, Hawaii, from the ball team of Saint Louis in America, to become a pitcher for the team, with the expenses for his trip being paid for and he would get good pay. Continue reading

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Baseball report in English, 1892.

BASE BALL AT LAHAINA.

The Lahaina Club Defeats the Waikapu Boys.

On the 27th of February a game of base ball was played between the Lahaina and Waikapu base ball teams, at which the Waikapu was defeated by its opponent to a score of 18 to 24. Continue reading

John “Jack” Desha, 2018.

Stars of Yesteryear

BY BILL PACHECO

Judge John “Jack” Desha, another of Hawaii’s oldtime greats in sports, attended Kamehameha and Punahou schools in Honolulu, participating in football, baseball, track, soccer and tennis. He has the honor of being elected captain of the Punahou nine for three straight years. He was an outstanding shortstop at Punahou and later at Harvard University.

The Judge attended Harvard from 1908 to 1912 and participated in baseball and played some football also, but wasn’t big enough for the tough Eastern circuits.

He recalled that Harvard won the mythical baseball championship of the…

Bill Pacheco

…East in 1911, playing 31 games of which they won 28. He was a shortstop. Continue reading

Sure victory for the Kona team of Prince Kuhio, 1910.

PADDLERS OF PRINCE KALANIANAOLE.

To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha kaua: Please may I have an open column of your paper, and it will be for you to flash across the calmly surging seas from Hawaii to Niihau.

The air this morning was brisk and refreshing until the time when the paddler boys of Kona boarded the Mauna Loa for Honolulu to carry off once again the victory on the 17th of this month, that being Saturday. There are six of these paddlers of Prince Kalanianaole, and these are their names and their positions: Continue reading