Hall of Fame: Alfred Lowrey Castle (1902)

Mr. Castle is reported to have once said he would rather be remembered as an outstanding athlete than as a lawyer or philanthropist. He was all three. At Punahou he starred in tennis and baseball and captained the 1900 championship football team. During his senior year at Harvard where he was on the varsity baseball squad for three years, he achieved immortal fame for pitching a no-hit, no-run game against Brown University, making Harvard’s only 2 hits during the game and then stealing home in the 8th inning to score the only and winning run. Considered one of Hawaii’s finest athletes in his heyday, he was an active tennis player for over 40 years, winning the Hawaii Tennis Singles Championship four times and the Doubles Championship seven times. An outstanding baseball player as well, he was a pitcher for the Punahou Athletic Club in the Hawaii Major Baseball League and coached Punahou’s baseball teams during the 1920’s. A mountain-climber, he was the first to climb Mount Cline in Canada and among the first to ascend Canada’s Mt. Columbia and Mt. Victoria. It was there that he discovered the Valley of the Hidden Lakes, now named Lakes Alfred, Gwendolyn and Donald after his children.This article appears as originally published in the Summer 1980 issue of the Punahou Bulletin.

He served as a member of Honolulu’s Board of Supervisors and also as a member of both the Territorial House of Representatives and Territorial Senate. He was the recipient of Punahou’s 1959 ‘O’ in Life award.

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