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Game with Babe Ruth looms large in Hilo baseball lore

  • COURTESY GLORIA KOBAYASHI

    Baseball legend Babe Ruth played with an all-star team against the Waiakea Pirates in Hilo in 1933 and hit two home runs.

  • COURTESY RICHARD NAKAMURA

    Babe Ruth is pictured with Pirates co-founder Nobuo Maruyama in 1933.

  • COURTESY GLORIA KOBAYASHI

    Baseball legend Babe Ruth played with an all-star team against the Waiakea Pirates in Hilo in 1933.

In 1933, Babe Ruth played with a Big Island all-star team versus the Waiakea Pirates, one of the oldest sports clubs in the state. Read more

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