APRIL 27, 1955: Waipahu leaves no doubt about baseball dynasty

George Arakaki presented Masa Yonamine with the Hui Makaala Man of the Year award in 1955.

Waipahu left no doubt on this day in 1955, pounding Kahuku 18-2 at Hans L’Orange to win its eighth straight rural OIA baseball title.

The Marauders finished the season 7-1 after losing their opener, beating runner-up Leilehua twice in the process.

Masa Yonamine and Waipahu won the next year, too, and ran their dominance to 10 years in a row before losing to Waialua in 1958. Yonamine guided Waipahu to four of the titles with Mitsuo Fujishige taking the first six.


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