APRIL 16, 1963: Flo Galinato of Saint Louis keeps hitting

Frank Galinato was tagged out by Kamehameha's ken Stern in 1962.

Pay no attention to the small sample size, Flo Galinato of Saint Louis was always near the top of the ILH’s batting leaders.

On this day in 1963, all of the games were rained out so it provided an opportunity for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin to run batting and pitching leaders.

Galinato ended the season third that year with a .458 average, behind Gordon Shimizu of Farrington and Kalani’s Mike Lum. They both hit .500 but Shimizu had 12 more at bats.

Norm Chow of Punahou won the league’s ERA title at 1.53 and Glenn Cermak of Farrington had the most victories with four.

The Governors represented the ILH in the state tournament that year, beating Baldwin 5-0 in the final. Galinato never played in the state tournament but was an ILH first teamer in his senior year. His batting averages in his three years of high school ball were .414, .458, .463. They were all in the top three of the league.


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