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From Honolulu to Brooklyn: Some of the Journeys of the Hawaiian Travelers
Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game (2008)
  • Joel S Franks, San Jose State University
Abstract
This article takes up the experiences of the "All-Chinese" baseball team, which departed Hawaii for the American mainland to play over 100 games a year from 1912 until 1916. Several of the players involved were not necessarily Chinese but they nearly all possessed Asian Pacific Islander ancestry and confounded racial and ethnic stereotypes by winning far more than they lost against college, semiprofessional, white minor league, and African American professional teams. After 1916, a handful of these players decided to live and play baseball on the urban East Coast - particularly the Philadelphia area. Shedding light on these Hawaiian athletes' experiences in East Coast circles would shed light on relatively unknown aspects of baseball's multicultural development, Asian Pacific American history, and American race relations history.
Keywords
  • honolulu,
  • brooklyn,
  • hawaiian travelers
Disciplines
Publication Date
April, 2008
Citation Information
Joel S Franks. "From Honolulu to Brooklyn: Some of the Journeys of the Hawaiian Travelers" Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joel_franks/24/