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Hawaii Winter Baseball

 

Hawaii Winter Baseball

Hawaii Winter Baseball
Hawaii Winter Baseball logo
Sport Baseball
Founded 1993
No. of teams 4
Country  United States
Ceased 2008
Last champion(s) North Shore Honu
Official website www.hawaiiwinterbaseball.com

Hawaii Winter Baseball, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, was a professional baseball league located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It was loosely affiliated with Major League Baseball.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Alumni 1.1
  • Current Teams 2
  • Former teams 3
  • Champions 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The HWB league first began play in 1993. Funded by independent leagues. Games were played in Hawaii from October to December.

The HWB league first folded after the 1997 season as it was too heavily reliant on its limited funding from MLB.

In 2006 the league returned for its sixth season. It was the only winter league to feature both top Japanese and American talent. However, this new league folded following the 2008 season when the contract with MLB had expired. MLB is now looking to establish a league in Arizona that would not challenge the competing Arizona Fall League.[1]

Alumni[2]

Current Teams

East
Team City Stadium
Honolulu Sharks Honolulu, Hawaii Les Murakami Stadium
Waikiki BeachBoys Honolulu, Hawaii Les Murakami Stadium
West
Team City Stadium
North Shore Honu Waipahu, Hawaii Hans L'Orange Field
West Oahu CaneFires Waipahu, Hawaii Hans L'Orange Field

Former teams

Champions

References

  1. ^ Baseball Prospectus: "Aloha, Hawaii Winter Baseball", 18 December 2008.
  2. ^ Alumni list from Hawaii Winter Baseball Official Website.

External links

  • Official Website
  • Streaming Audio
  • HWB Forum
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