1956 Goodwill Baseball Tour - Yomiuri Shimbun Walter O'Malley The Official Website



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Dodgers vs. Yomiuri Giants at Maruyama Stadium, Sapporo  
Dodgers 1, Yomiuri 0

Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 0
Yomiuri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

WP — Carl Erskine. LP — Takehiko Bessho. HR: Duke Snider.

Dodger Record 2-2.

GAME NOTES: Duke Snider homered into the right-center field seats at Sapporo’s Maruyama Stadium in the ninth inning to lift the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Snider collected three of the Dodgers’ eight hits. Dodger right-handed pitcher Carl Erskine had a masterful performance, limiting the Giants to just three hits, while striking out seven and did not allow a runner to reach second base. Central League MVP Takehiko Bessho, who came in to replace starter Sho Horiuchi in the seventh inning, suffered the loss as he served up Snider’s homer. The game was played before 30,000 fans in only one hour, 36 minutes. Toshibumi Tanaka, Governor of Hokkaido, made the ceremonial first pitch. That ball arrived via helicopter onto the field prior to the ceremony.



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