Murakami Stadium

LES MURAKAMI (1936- ), for whom the Les Murakami Baseball Stadium is named, was head baseball coach at UH for more than 30 years. He was born in Honolulu and graduated from St. Louis High School. When he became coach in 1971, he had no scholarships, no baseball field, and no equipment. From these beginnings, he build a NCAA division 1 team with full scholarships, an on-campus stadium, and an all-collegiate schedule. During his career he posted a total of 1,979 wins. His team won six Western Athletic Conference championships. Seventy-six of his players went on to play professional baseball.

Les Murakami

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