Pioneer Club of Honolulu

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Nick Name Pioneer
Earliest Known Date August 1867
Location Honolulu, HI, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Honolulu Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Aug. 17, 1867: "The Base Ball Clubs. There appears to be a controversy between the two Base Ball Clubs of Honolulu--the "Pioneer" and the "Pacific"." See also same, Aug. 10, 1867.

The Pacific Commercial Advertiser Aug. 31, 1867 ran the box score of a game between the Pacifics and the Pioneers. The players for the Pacifics included three non-Anglo names: J. Nakookoo, 2b; J. Naona, ss; and G. Laanai, rf. The Pacifics won the game 11-9.

Wikipedia: "In 1845 . . . Honolulu became the center of commerce in the islands, with descendants of American missionaries establishing major businesses . . . ." Honolulu's pop. in 1890 was about 23,000.


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser Aug. 31, 1867

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867-08-24 Honolulu HI Pacific Club of Honolulu Pioneer Club of Honolulu 11 - 9 Bruce Allardice

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63 days ago
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The Pioneer Club 1867 roster reads like a who's who of pioneer Anglo-Hawaiian families. It was captained in 1867 by Alan Wilkes Judd (1840-75), son of Gerrit P. Judd, cabinet minister and diplomat. Among the players was Alfred Wellington Carter (1841-90), whose brother was a cabinet minister, and Henry Ely Whitney (1850-83), son of newspaper editor and politician Henry Martyn Whitney. The Pacific were hardly less distinguished. Their captain, W. S. Wood, was a member of a prominent planter family, and C.H. Gulick was the son of a famous missionary family.


62 days ago
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Add to the roster of the 1867 Pioneer club 1st baseman Edward Creamor MacFarlane (1848-1902), a wealthy publisher, rancher and hotel owner who in 1892 was appointed prime minister of Hawaii by the queen.


62 days ago
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Add to the 1867 roster Frederick W. Wunderberg (1850-1918), Hawaii's Postmaster General 1886-91, whose father was the royal registrar of accounts.


62 days ago
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Add to the 1867 roster James H. Black (1830-1910), newspaper editor and Civil War veteran, who is said to have introduced the NY game to the islands (see 7-4-66 and 8-24-67 game entries).

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