Grave Story: Wally Yonamine (1925-2011)

Here lies Wally Yonamine, one of Hawaii’s greatest athletes and a trail-blazer in two professional sports. He was the first person of Japanese descent to ever play in the National Football League and the first American-born baseball player in Japan after World War II. His play earned him a ticket into Japan’s Baseball Hall of … Continue reading Grave Story: Wally Yonamine (1925-2011)