In no particular order, these are our Top 10 Native Hawai’ian Major League baseball players.
- Carlos Diaz – Born in Kaneohe, Hawai’i, Diaz was a relief pitcher for the Mariners, Braves, Mets and Dodgers.
- Sid Fernandez- Born in Honolulu, Fernandez wore the number 50 in honor of Hawai’i being the 50th state. He was a relief pitcher who pitched 15 season in the Major Leagues. He was on the 1986 World Series team with Ron Darling , and was part of a trade that involved himself and Carlos Diaz switching teams.
- The Sardinha Brothers- Duke, Dane, and Bronson. Dane played catcher for the Reds, Phillies and Tigers. Bronson spent 15 days with the Yankees in 2007. Duke bounced around the minors for a few years before retiring. All three were born in Honolulu, and all 3 played for Kamehameha High School.
- Shane Victorino- Born in Wailuku, Hawaii, “The Flyin’ Hawai’ian” was most remembered as an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. He is a multiple Gold Glove winner, All-Star, and 2 time World Series Champ.
- The Yates Brothers – Tyler and Kirby both pitched in the Majors and are Hawai’i natives. Kirby was an All-Star for the Padres in 2019.
- The Wong Brothers – Kean and Kolten are natives of Hilo and both played for the University of Hawai’i. Kean is presently a second baseman and a free agent. Kolten is a 2-time Gold Glove winner and is presently signed with the Seattle Mariners.