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Work at Honolulu Stadium was youngster’s ‘salvation’

  • COURTESY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

    Honolulu Stadium was where many of the isles’ top athletic events were held from 1926 to 1976.

  • COURTESY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

    Army Air Force Sgt. Joe DiMaggio (left) and Navy Chief Spc. Harold “Pee Wee” Reese (second from right) autographed baseballs for commanding officers before their teams met for the Central Pacific Area Service championship on July 7, 1944.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1969

    Raymond Sakamoto kept his stadium access card for more than 70 years.

Raymond (“Sus”) Sakamoto wrote to me recently. In the 1940s he worked at the old Honolulu Stadium, which was located at King and Isenberg streets from 1926 to 1976. Read more

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