Welcome to the Hawaii State AJA Baseball Association website. We invite all baseball fans to attend free of charge our 82th annual State Tournament on April 8, 2017 at Hans L’Orange Park and April 9, 2017 at Les Murakami Baseball Stadium to determine the State Champion from among Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii and Maui league champions/all star teams, to watch baseball in Hawaii at its highest level and to celebrate as AJA baseball honors long time volunteers Eddie Hayashi & Zen Abe. This will conclude Hawaii AJA Baseball’s 113th year of play.
Please see the State tab for further details. Eddie Hayashi & Zen Abe will throw out the ceremonial 1st pitch as part of Saturday’s Opening Ceremony at 12:30pm. The AJA Baseball community will honor Eddie Hayashi for his 63 years of association with and service to AJA baseball and Zenichi Abe for his 60+ years of service to AJA baseball, particularly his dedication to maintaining the Hans L’Orange baseball Park. The Tournament features games on Saturday at 10am (Oahu vs Kauai) and 1:30pm (Maui vs Hawaii) and games on Sunday at 9am (Losers from Saturday games) and 11:30am Championship Game.
Hope to see you at the Tournament.
Welcome to the Hawaii State AJA Baseball Association website as Hawaii AJA Baseball finished its 111th year of play in 2014-15, punctuated by Oahu (Waipahu) capturing the Hawaii State Championship in Maui as Tournament Most Outstanding Player Chevas Numata achieved a historic record setting performance with 11 RBI and 10 hits in 12 at-bats (see the State tab for further details).
Action & team photos are viewable on Facebook via the Facebook link above.
Click on the individual island’s tab above to visit that island’s pages.
Now available are each island’s League & the State Tournament:
- Posts – each game’s line scores/game reports for each league.
- Schedules, Standings & Statistics pages for each island.
- Individual Statistics & Team Rosters team pages.
- Career Stats page – Individual player Career Statistics since 1984.
- History page – State Tournament Award winners since 1948.
- Awards page – Award Winners and All Stars by season since 2006.
- Single Season page – each season’s leaders by category since 1967.
Please come out to the ballpark and enjoy AJA baseball at its finest.
New seasons of AJA Baseball in Hawaii will begins in December 2015. The Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai will each crown its own island’s 2015-16 regular season champion who will then compete in the 81th State of Hawaii AJA Baseball Championship Tournament on April 9 – 10, 2016 on the Big Island, hosted by the Hawaii Memorial AJA Baseball Association.
Formed in 1930 for the purpose of unifying the AJA Baseball leagues throughout Hawaii to determine a State Champion, the Hawaii State AJA Baseball Association continues to crown a State Champion every year since 1930 till the present, except for five years (1942-47) during World War II. Oahu is the defending Hawaii State AJA Baseball Champion, it’s 21st in the last 23 years.
Kauai AJA Baseball League
will commence its 86th season in December 2015 with games at Vidinha Stadium.
Six teams are expected to vie for the championship and opportunity to visit the Big Island for the State Championship Tournament. The Kalaheo Farmers return as defending Champions. The Waimea Tsunami, the Lihue Townies, the Hanapepe Rivermen, the Makaweli Indians and the Kapaa Homesteaders are expected to compete.
The Kauai Association will again be led by President Tom Shigemoto, 1st Vice-President Brian Yamase, 2nd Vice-President & League Manager Mel Nishihara, Treasurer Russell Maeda, and Secretary Gerald Ako. Kauai AJA Baseball honors the tradition of a league played by our great-grandfathers, grandfathers and fathers & encourages and welcomes all fans and supporters to attend games.
Submitted by Tom Shigemoto, Kauai AJA Baseball Association President.
Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League
The Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League will open the season in December 2015 with games at Wong Stadium. The three team league consists of the defending champions Keaukaha Warriors, the Waiakea Pirates and the Corsairs. The two top teams will battle for the overall league championship after the regular season. The champions augmented by top league players will represent the Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League at the State Championship Tournament on April 9-10, 2015, hosted by the Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League.
Officers are as follows: Royden Okunami, President; Jimmy Miyake, 1st Vice-President and League Manager; Wally Oki, 2nd Vice-President; Sadao Aoki, Secretary; Charles Takahashi, Treasurer. Directors and Board Members: Karen Chaves, Score Keeper; Curtis Chong, Publicity; Warren Miyasaki, Umpire Liaison; Randy Hirokawa, Announcer; Rodney Sakamoto, Statistician: Lenore Van-Gieson Serrao and Debbie Ota Score Board; Russell Arikawa, Harry Suzuki and Glenn Uekawa.
Submitted by Royden Okunami, Hawaii AJA Memorial Baseball League President.
Maui AJA Baseball League
has strengthened and solidified the league by installing a Board of Director’s to handle regular league functions. Leading Maui AJA will be Board Chairman and Asahi’s Manager Dean Yamashita who will be assisted by League Manager Eddie Espiritu. Board members are Happy Hour’s Ikaika Lau Hee, Daimyo’s Chase Corniel, and Maui A’s Wesson Furomoto.
Our four team league begins play in January 2016 with games at either Maui High School baseball field in Kahului or Iron Maehara Stadium in Wailuku. All games are seven innings with an eight run “Mercy Rule.”
If on Maui, come join us at the ball games!
Submitted by Eddie Espiritu, Maui AJA Baseball League Manager.
Oahu AJA Baseball Association
which began play in 1924, opens its 88th season in December 2015. The 16 game regular season will feature games expected to be played on Sundays and weeknights at Hans L’Orange field in Waipahu, the Ala Wai baseball field in Honolulu and the Central Oahu Regional Park in Waipio. The six team Championship Tournament is expected to occur in March with the winner to be crowned Champion.
Defending League champion Waipahu, will return to defend its record 20th Championship. Pearl City, 2nd place finisher in the Oahu playoff tournament, tries to win its first Oahu Championship since 1981. Waialae, winner of 5 league championships since 2007, returns many members from their championship squad. McCully will attempt to win its 3rd League Championship since 2003. Mililani will continue to compete for its 1st Championship after making the Championship playoffs for its 2nd consecutive year. Manoa with Manager of the Year Ray Sakurai, looks to return Manoa to its 2nd consecutive year in the Championship playoffs and its 1st Championship in franchise history.
Ewa looks to return to the Championship playoffs after missing in 2015 after last winning the Championship in 2009. Sheridan fights to return to the glory days of its last championship in 2005, after missing the Championship playoffs for the 2nd straight year. Kaneohe looks to return to its championship years of 1997 & 1999 after missing the Championship playoff last year.
The Executive Board uses its 300+ years of AJA baseball experience to continue to guide the league. Led by President Wally Izumigawa, League Manager Glen Higa, returning Board members Eddie Hayashi (60+ years of AJA baseball experience starting as a batboy in the 1960s), Tom Ishigo (40+ years in AJA baseball), Treasurer Randy Inaba, former UH and Sheridan All Star ballplayer, Ken Takata (95 years young), Bert Yasui and Wendell Koga, Board members since 1970s, the Executive Board welcomes all fans & supporters to attend games and cheer on its players.
In addition, the League receives tremendous assistance from others such as Colin Tanabe, who takes care of Hans L’Orange and the Rainbow Umpire Hui, who provide the umpires for our approximately 100 league games.
Submitted by Wally Izumigawa, Oahu AJA Baseball Association President.