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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 December 1971Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Birth NameJr. Benny Peter Agbayani
Nickname Hawaiian Punch

Mini Bio (1)

Benny Agbayani was born on December 28, 1971 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Jr. Benny Peter Agbayani. He has been married to Niela Guigui since July 8, 1998. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Niela Guigui (8 July 1998 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (14)

Autobiography: "Big League Survivor"
Selected by the California Angels on 1 June 1992 in the 25th round of free-agent draft, but did not sign. He was later selected by the New York Mets in the 30th round of the 1993 free-agent draft.
Half Filipino and half Samoan.
Only the second Filipino-American to make it to the majors.
Married at home plate to his wife Niela before the 1998 Triple-A All-Star Game.
Has a program for kids in Hawaii called MYTH (Motivate Yourself to the Highest).
The Honolulu Advertiser's all-state player in football and baseball at St. Louis School.
Inducted into Honolulu's Nissan Hall of Fame.
Benny Bean 100% Hawaiian Coffee, named for Agbayani, began being sold at Kimo Bean stores. [February 2001]
The Kansas City Royals acquire Agbayani from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations. [March 2003]
Daughter, Aleia Kiliohu ("kiliohu" is Hawaiian for "gentle breeze") born 7 July 2001.
Graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a BS in Sports and Leisure (8 January 2003)
(14 November) Signed a one-year contract with the Lotte Marlins (Japan Pacific League) [November 2003]
Signed to a minor league contract by the Cincinnati Reds. [March 2003]

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