Dodgers vs. All-Japan at Utsunomiya Stadium, Tochigi Prefecture, Utsunomiya - October 28, 1956
Dodgers 6, All-Japan 3
WP — Clem Labine. LP — Yukio Shimabara. HR: Duke Snider, Jim Gentile.
Dodger Record 5-2-1.
GAME NOTES: The hot Dodger batters collected 15 hits, including a perfect 5-for-5 game by first baseman Jim Gentile, to defeat All-Japan stars, 6-3. Pitcher Clem Labine went the distance for the Dodgers, scattering seven hits to All-Japan. The offensive support included home runs by Duke Snider and Gentile. In the first inning, the Dodgers scored three times on hits by Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella and Snider’s home run. Gentile homered in the third to give the Dodgers a 4-1 advantage. All-Japan used four pitchers to try to shut down the Dodgers, including Yukio Shimabara and Kazuhisa Inao, both of the Nishitetsu Lions; Mitsuo Osaki of the Hanshin Tigers; and Katamasa Miura of the Daiei Stars.Back to top