Hawaii Winter Baseball
Hawaii Winter Baseball logo
|No. of teams||4|
|North Shore Honu|
The HWB league first began play in 1993. Funded by Major League Baseball, the league drew players from the MLB, Nippon Professional Baseball, the Korea Baseball Organization, and independent leagues. Games were played in Hawaii from October to December. The HWB league first folded after the 1997 season as it was too heavily reliant on its limited funding from MLB.
In 2006, the league returned for its sixth season. It was the only winter league to feature both top Japanese and American talent. However, this new league folded following the 2008 season when the contract with MLB expired.
|Honolulu Sharks||Honolulu, Hawaii||Les Murakami Stadium|
|Waikiki BeachBoys||Honolulu, Hawaii||Les Murakami Stadium|
|North Shore Honu||Waipahu, Hawaii||Hans L'Orange Field|
|West Oahu CaneFires||Waipahu, Hawaii||Hans L'Orange Field|
- Baseball Prospectus: "Aloha, Hawaii Winter Baseball", 18 December 2008.
- Alumni list from Hawaii Winter Baseball Official Website.