Baseball all stars, 1980-89

Sid Fernandez was nearly untouchable for Kaiser in the early 1980s.

Ed Allen‘s Kamehameha crew started the decade off with a state title and ended it with two more, including a 1-0 win in 1987 to deny Iolani its third title.

The OIA didn’t have much success but might have had the best battery of the decade with Kaiser’s Sid Fernandez and Keith Komeiji willing their Cougars to an OIA East title early in the decade and a state title in 1981.

Familiar names to look for include Joey Meyer of Punahou, Kaimuki shortstop Mark Rasmussen, Kalaheo’s Carl Fraticelli, Iolani catcher Dean Yonamine to go with pitcher Mike Fetters, Damien shortstop Timo Donahue, Punahou’s Billy Blanchette, Benny Agbayani of Saint Louis, Franz Yuen of Punahou and Roosevelt’s Matt Apana.


All-State teams debuted with the Honolulu Advertiser in the middle of the decade, before that league teams are listed.

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Hawaii Prep World will publish the remaining decades at random times before Sunday’s All-State team comes out in the newspaper.



COMMENTS

  1. Mahatma Gandhi June 1, 2018 8:59 am

    Sid Fernandez actually started out at St Louis. I remember him 9th grade year.


  2. Ricardo Santos March 31, 2019 1:14 am

    The 1982 baseball team was robbed of a chance to go to the states. We were undefeated, and had a chance to repeat as state champions! Everyone forgot about that year, but players that were on the team never have forgiven then Kalani HS coach and current Mid Pac baseball coach Dunn Muramaru for ruining our dreams! In the end, after it was all over WE won the legal battle because we were not given due process by the HHSAA…..oh well time heals all wounds!


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