Mets batter Benny Agbayani slammed his way into this year's World Series with clutch hitting and a determination that has won over even hardened New York baseball fans. Read The Advertiser's stories on the former St. Louis and Hawai'i Pacific University star's career, join other fans in our Benny Agbayani bulletin board discussion and enter our contest for a Agbayani-signed baseball and $100.

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Dec. 7, 2000
Mets' Agbayani answers call for help
Jason Kaholoa'a of Hilo, diagnosed with lymphoma in March, was undergoing a bone marrow transplant last month. Hospital personnel as well as Kaholoa'a wife said Benny Agbayani helped him recover.

Dec. 7, 2000
What's the book on Benny? Soon, you can read all about it
"Big League Survivor," an autobiography of Hawai'i's Benny Agbayani, will be available Saturday at Borders, Waldenbooks, Bestsellers Hawai'i,
Native Books and Bookends in Kailua.

Dec. 6, 2000
Live chat with Benny Agbayani
Read a transcript of our live chat with New York Mets player Benny Agbayani, who talked about his contract, fans and how Hawai'i can grow athletes of his caliber.

Nov. 13, 2000
Benny-mania is a hit, to Agbayani's surprise
Some 600 fans waited patiently in intermittent rain at the Jackson Auto Group on Nimitz Highway yesterday to get autographs and photos of the New York Mets' postseason hero, Benny Agbayani.

Oct. 26, 2000
Agbayani's hitting streak ends in loss
Hawai'i's Benny Agbayani of the New York Mets went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees in Game 4 at Shea Stadium, ending his 13-game postseason hitting streak spanning two seasons.

Oct. 25, 2000
Benny is Mets' hero of the day
Hawai'i's Benny Agbayani became a World Series hero last night at Shea Stadium. With the score tied at 2 in the eighth, Agbayani doubled home Todd Zeile from the first in a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the first Subway Series since 1956.

Oct. 23, 2000
Despite loss, Agbayani keeps postseason hit streak alive
Although he didn't like the way New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens flung a piece of a broken bat toward Mike Piazza, Hawai'i's Benny Agbayani gave credit where it was due after Game 2 of the World Series.

Oct. 19, 2000
World Series hits home for Hawai'i native Benny Agbayani
New Yorks Mets left fielder Benny Agbayani is coping with the stress of preparing for his first World Series and trying to find tickets for his parents to come see him play.

Oct. 17, 2000
Pennant-clincher puts Benny's family 'on cloud nine'
The shaka sign will be present at the World Series. That's because Hawai'i's Benny Agbayani and his New York Mets won the National League Championship Series by defeating the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-0, last night at Shea Stadium.

Oct. 10, 2000
Agbayani anchors Mets' unlikely outfield
The New York Mets might ask themselves where they might be if not for Benny Agbayani and two other young players who each has a story of survival en route to becoming a starter in the team’s outfield.

Oct. 8, 2000
Agbayani's homer boosts Mets in 13th
The Horned Frogs went down, 15-5, 15-8, 15-6, to extend the Wahine’s record to 14-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference. No WAC team has scored 20 points against Hawai'i this season.

Aug. 30, 2000
Mets' Agbayani takes on new role
No longer a role player, New York Mets outfielder Benny Agbayani wants to be a role model. The former St. Louis School and Hawai'i Pacific standout said he wants to be a model major league player for children, especially those from Hawai'i.

Aug. 13, 2000
Benny's makes a boo-boo, but Mets win
Hawai'i's Benny Agbayani handed a ball to a young fan in the stands while a runner was racing home yesterday in a boo-boo bound to be replayed for years to come.

Aug. 30, 2000
Agbayani won’t go down easily
With a game-winning grand slam against the Chicago Cubs in Tokyo, it's time the Mets stop shuffling Benny Agbayani between the majors and minors and keep him in New York.

March 24, 2000
Mets’ Agbayani might start season in minors
New York Mets' outfielder Benny Agbayani will start the season on the 25-man major league roster, but is expected to be sent to Triple-A Norfolk after their season-opening, two-game series against the Chicago Cubs in Japan.

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