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



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Dodgers vs. All-Japan at Korakuen Stadium, Tokyo  
Dodgers 10, All-Japan 2

Dodgers 0 3 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 10 15 0
All-Japan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 10 2

WP — Roger Craig. LP — Shoichi Kaneda. HR: Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese.

Dodger Record 13-4-1.

GAME NOTES: Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Roy Campanella and Pee Wee Reese each connected for home runs as the Dodgers rolled to a 10-2 win, their final appearance in Tokyo on the 1956 Goodwill Tour to Japan. Roger Craig was the beneficiary of the offensive onslaught as the Dodgers took a commanding 8-1 lead after six innings. Robinson, appearing in his next-to-last game as a Dodger, belted his final home run in a Dodger uniform and it was a memorable one — a 420-foot shot off Shoichi Kaneda in the second inning. Japan’s Takehito Bessho gave up home runs to Gil Hodges and Roy Campanella to nearly the exact same location in the left-field stands in the fourth inning. Reese’s homer was in the sixth inning with Jim Gilliam aboard. Following the game, the Dodgers flew to Kyushu to make up a rained out game in Fukuoka on November 13 to conclude their tour.



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