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A Short History of Hali'imaile Softball League:


The Hali'imaile Softball League was originaly started in 1978 and was called the East Maui Restaurant Softball League. The first season had four teams - Inter Continental Hotel, Pizza Factory, Longhis and Prime Rib House. Games were on Saturday and we played at Eddie Tam field in Makawao. The league was Co-Ed the first year mostly because there were a limited amount of players. In the early 80's we played at other fields including Paukakalo Hawaiian Home field, Kahului School field and Kalama field in Kihei.

We never really had a set area to play at so we made a request to the Parks and Rec dept. and they said Haliimaile field was available but it needs some work. Well, they were right! It was a beautiful location but the field had been neglected and basically looked like a cow pasture. The only backstop was a 10 x 10 fenced area behind home plate. It had an outfield fence at a desirable distance. After many work days on the field we managed to get it in playable shape and the rest is History! We have 8 teams playing at the present time and it has become a lifestyle for a lot of us and a family tradition. See you there.

Written by Kenny Wilson -- Commissioner Haliimaile Softball League 2002



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