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COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                A Hawaii Islander who hit a home run through the hole won $1,000. The only winner was Walter “No Neck” Williams, left, in 1968. Fourteen-year-old Michael Freitas, right, climbed the fence and retrieved the ball.
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COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO

A Hawaii Islander who hit a home run through the hole won $1,000. The only winner was Walter “No Neck” Williams, left, in 1968. Fourteen-year-old Michael Freitas, right, climbed the fence and retrieved the ball.

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                                Tosh Kaneshiro
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Tosh Kaneshiro

COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Tosh Kaneshiro erected a banner above Honolulu Stadium’s right-center field fence with a huge puka in it.
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COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO

Tosh Kaneshiro erected a banner above Honolulu Stadium’s right-center field fence with a huge puka in it.

COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Fourteen-year-old Michael Freitas climbed the fence and retrieved the home run ball.
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COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO

Fourteen-year-old Michael Freitas climbed the fence and retrieved the home run ball.

COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                A Hawaii Islander who hit a home run through the hole won $1,000. The only winner was Walter “No Neck” Williams, left, in 1968. Fourteen-year-old Michael Freitas, right, climbed the fence and retrieved the ball.
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Tosh Kaneshiro
COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Tosh Kaneshiro erected a banner above Honolulu Stadium’s right-center field fence with a huge puka in it.
COURTESY GENE KANESHIRO
                                Fourteen-year-old Michael Freitas climbed the fence and retrieved the home run ball.