J. Ashman Beaven arrived in Honolulu in 1910. In 1912, he established the Oahu Baseball League, Oahu Service Athletic League and the Catholic Youth Organization.
In 1925, he purchased 14 fee simple acres at the ewa/makai corner of King and Isenberg streets and built the Honolulu Stadium. From 1925 to 1939, he was general manager of the stadium.
He brought teams from Japan and Korea to play baseball in Hawai'i, and, between 1933 and 1934, brought baseball celebrities such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmy Foxx, to entertain Hawai'is sports fans.
Historical Timeline: 1925, John T. Scopes convicted and fined for teaching evolution in a public school in the Tennessee "Monkey Trial".