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Ferd Lewis: Bringing MLB workouts here just a dream for Kurisu

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2016

    AIO foundation founder Duane Kurisu, center, holds his grandson, George Kurisu, during an event in 2016. At right is Honolulu city councilman Joey Manahan.

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    Batting helmets and gloves are stacked up in the visitor’s dugout before the start of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, in Miami.

For eight years Duane Kurisu underwrote Hawaii Winter Baseball, a before-its-time developmental league based here that, for the first time, brought together emerging players from the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Now he is the driving force behind bringing a group of Major League Baseball All-Stars to Les Murakami Stadium for public workouts on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. Read more

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