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Tony Rego (Grandpa) Baseball Player - Maui, Hawaii
My mom found the photo of my Grandpa as a kid with my Great-Grandma.  So, here is the information on that:
Tony Rego with his family as a child.  He is the one all the way on the right holding the baby.  He is with his mother, Maria Cristina Carvalho as well as with other siblings at the time.  Maui, Hawaii.   

My mom found the photo of my Grandpa as a kid with my Great-Grandma.  So, here is the information on that:

Tony Rego with his family as a child.  He is the one all the way on the right holding the baby.  He is with his mother, Maria Cristina Carvalho as well as with other siblings at the time.  Maui, Hawaii.   

This morning I had a request to forward a scanned copy to the Oscars archive so I did so.  I’m happy to say this finally has a good place to go for now. 
Image information:
Autographed picture of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. My scanner was able to bring the signature back from being faint. It says “To Tony Rego from Douglas Fairbanks”
From the 1922 set of Robin Hood, to my Grandfather, Tony Rego

This morning I had a request to forward a scanned copy to the Oscars archive so I did so.  I’m happy to say this finally has a good place to go for now. 

Image information:

Autographed picture of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. My scanner was able to bring the signature back from being faint. It says “To Tony Rego from Douglas Fairbanks”

From the 1922 set of Robin Hood, to my Grandfather, Tony Rego

This morning I had a request to forward a scanned copy to the Oscars archive so I did so.  I’m happy to say this finally has a good place to go for now. 
Image information:
This is the 1st picture of two in a set that were passed down to me through my family. The back story of this picture is that my Grandfather, Tony Rego, was the first person from Maui, Hawaii to play professional baseball for the St. Louis Browns. Before then, he played in the Pacific Coast League with the L.A. Angels. During production of “Robin Hood” they used the team players for his ‘Merry Men’. It was a silent film and was both the most costly and biggest hit at the time. These two photos have Douglas Fairbanks in them. This first one is taken right on the set (rare in those days) with all the members of the Angels, including Tony Rego and other members of the crew. Douglas Fairbanks is on the 2nd row in the middle behind the man in white. My Grandfather, Tony Rego, is the man in the lighter gray diagonally to the right up above him. “Robin Hood” was at one point considered a lost film but was found again. So, it is a historic shot really. A production shot, of a once lost film, showing members of a team that may not be known to be used as extras, a few years before they were inducted into being a major league team & also including the first baseball player from Maui. I am very happy to have it and very happy to show it to the world now via the internet. I hope people enjoy it as much as I do. I have not seen it anywhere and do not know if any other copies survived. My intention was just to make sure this image gets out there for people to enjoy & I hope that they do. For more info on “Robin Hood” : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_%281922_film%29”>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_%281922_film%29
For more info about Tony Rego: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/77ef83c1”>http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/77ef83c1

This morning I had a request to forward a scanned copy to the Oscars archive so I did so.  I’m happy to say this finally has a good place to go for now. 

Image information:

This is the 1st picture of two in a set that were passed down to me through my family. The back story of this picture is that my Grandfather, Tony Rego, was the first person from Maui, Hawaii to play professional baseball for the St. Louis Browns. Before then, he played in the Pacific Coast League with the L.A. Angels. During production of “Robin Hood” they used the team players for his ‘Merry Men’. It was a silent film and was both the most costly and biggest hit at the time. These two photos have Douglas Fairbanks in them. This first one is taken right on the set (rare in those days) with all the members of the Angels, including Tony Rego and other members of the crew. Douglas Fairbanks is on the 2nd row in the middle behind the man in white. My Grandfather, Tony Rego, is the man in the lighter gray diagonally to the right up above him. “Robin Hood” was at one point considered a lost film but was found again. So, it is a historic shot really. A production shot, of a once lost film, showing members of a team that may not be known to be used as extras, a few years before they were inducted into being a major league team & also including the first baseball player from Maui. I am very happy to have it and very happy to show it to the world now via the internet. I hope people enjoy it as much as I do. I have not seen it anywhere and do not know if any other copies survived. My intention was just to make sure this image gets out there for people to enjoy & I hope that they do. For more info on “Robin Hood” : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_%281922_film%29”>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_%281922_film%29

For more info about Tony Rego: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/77ef83c1”>http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/77ef83c1

This was the starting point for the project really.  This is Tony Rego’s album of baseball newspaper clippings and photographs that were saved and passed down through the family for all these years.  As you can see it is very, very old and I am being very careful with it as it is extremely fragile. 

This was the starting point for the project really.  This is Tony Rego’s album of baseball newspaper clippings and photographs that were saved and passed down through the family for all these years.  As you can see it is very, very old and I am being very careful with it as it is extremely fragile. 

This is the Azores or AÇORES where Tony Rego’s parents (Antone Do Rego &  Maria Cristina Carvalho) immigrated from in 1881.  There are actually quite a few similarities between Hawaii and the Azores really.  Hawaii is made up of a chain of islands but mainly eight main islands.  The Azores is comprise also of a chain of islands with nine main islands.  Those main islands are  Flores and Corvo, to the west; Graciosa, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico and Faial in the centre; and São Miguel, Santa Maria and the Formigas Reef to the east.  Hawaii is just west of The United States and the Azores are just west of Portugal. 


This is Maui where Tony Rego was born in 1897 and grew up until he moved over to Los Angeles (specifically the town of Wailuku).  He was born during a time of Hawaii’s history when it was an independent republic.  Very beautiful spot.

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Here is Tony Rego holding me while I was a baby.
Yep, I had a big head.  It is in proportion now (thankfully). 

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Here is Tony Rego holding me while I was a baby.

Yep, I had a big head.  It is in proportion now (thankfully). 

Tony Rego reviewing some baseball news later on in life.  - Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

Tony Rego reviewing some baseball news later on in life.  - Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

A clipping while with the Tulsa Oilers

A clipping while with the Tulsa Oilers

One of the thank you notes he received & kept.

One of the thank you notes he received & kept.

A team Tony Rego managed later on.  Middle row, far left. 

A team Tony Rego managed later on.  Middle row, far left. 

As many people in sports do today, he also played golf. 

As many people in sports do today, he also played golf. 

Letter to Tony Rego in the 30’s.

Letter to Tony Rego in the 30’s.

Clipping of Tony Rego while with the Seals

Clipping of Tony Rego while with the Seals

Letter sent to Tony and Lucille Rego (Grandma & Grandpa) after Tonya’s birth. 

Letter sent to Tony and Lucille Rego (Grandma & Grandpa) after Tonya’s birth.