Sports Visitors and Travelers


This 162 page book is about Sports visitors to the Big Island before statehood, during World War II, and after Statehood. It covers Baseball, Football, Basketball, Judo, Karate, Golf, Track and other sports.
Starting in 1899, sportsmen came from all over the world, like Babe Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, Buster Crabbe, Billy Martin, Morihiba Ueshiba, and more. This book also covers athletes from the Big Island that traveled outside of Hawaii to participate in sports like Ikua Purdy, the Desha brothers Alec, Eddie, and William, Sanji Abe, Milton Carter, Jose Mercado, “Dopey” Morita, Yoshi Oyakawa, Bob Ota, Jimmy Correa, Walter Victor, Ben Inouye & the first little league baseball team from the Big Island to play in the World Series, and many more.