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Ex-Islanders manager Hartsfield dies

Roy Hartsfield, who managed the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League in the 1970s, died Saturday at his daughter’s Atlanta-area home, according to He was 85.

Hartsfield’s death was the result of complications from liver cancer, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which first reported the news.

Hartsfield was also the first manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, from 1977 through 1979, compiling a 166-318 record for the expansion team.

In Hawaii, Hartsfield led the Islanders to a 302-275 record from 1973 through ’76 and captured league championships in ’75 and ’76.

Hartsfield also played in the majors for the Boston Braves from 1950 to ’52.

Local players taken in MLS Draft

Kamehameha graduate Kekoa Osorio was selected by FC Dallas in the second round of the MLS Supplemental Draft yesterday. Former Punahou standout Nick Love went to Real Salt Lake in the third round.

Osorio, the draft’s 35th overall pick, helped lead SMU to the NCAA tournament last fall. Love was an All-West Coast Conference honorable mention pick at Gonzaga and was taken with the 50th pick.


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