In just its third year of statehood, Hawai'i got what turned out to be its longest reigning pro sports franchise, the Hawai'i Islanders. When the Islanders made their home debut on April 20, 1961 at the old Honolulu Stadium (a.k.a. the Termite Palace) in Mōʻiliʻili. Twenty-seven years later, Hawai'i would lose the islanders due to distance and financing issues of the time. When the Islanders played their last game as members of the Pacific Coast League on Sept. 1, 1987, they won 10-4 at Vancouver, facing off with the Canadians. Nostalgic for the old days, the Islanders bring a lot of memories for local baseball fans.