From BR Bullpen

Hawaii is the 50th and last state to join the United States, obtaining statehood in 1959. Prior to being annexed to the USA as a territory, it had been an independent kingdom until 1893 and the Republic of Hawaii from 1893 to 1898.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Joel S. Franks: Asian Pacific Americans and Baseball: A History, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2008.
  • Jim Vitti: Baseball in Hawai'i, The History Press, Charleston, SC, 2014. ISBN 978-1626193130