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Dodgers vs. All-Kanto All Stars at Mito Prefectural Stadium, Mito - October 26, 1956

All-Kanto Nine Hold Dodgers To 3-3 Tie

Dodgers 3, All-Kanto 3, tied — called because of darkness

Dodgers 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 1
All-Kanto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 1

HR: Duke Snider

Dodger Record 3-2-1.

GAME NOTES: In a game called by darkness after nine full innings, the Dodgers and All-Kanto tied. The teams also had to keep a schedule to catch a train bound for Kofu for the next day’s game. The Dodgers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning as Pee Wee Reese doubled and Duke Snider belted a home run. The Dodgers added a run in the sixth, but were unable to maintain the 3-0 lead in the bottom of the eighth. That’s when Dodger starter Don Drysdale gave up a ringing double by Yasumitsu Toyoda to score Akira Iwamoto and Andy Miyamoto. Those were the first Japanese runs in 29 innings off the Dodgers. Don Bessent relieved Drysdale and promptly was greeted by Kihachi Enomoto’s single to score Toyoda. Jim Gentile drove in the Dodgers’ third run and had two of their seven hits. Drysdale struck out four and walked five.

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