International Relations

Dodgers vs. All-Japan at Shimonoseki Stadium, Shimonoseki - October 31, 1956

Dodgers Blank All-Japan 4-0; Lefty Kipp Hurls Two-Hit Ball

Dodgers 4, All-Japan 0

Dodgers 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 8 1
All-Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

WP — Fred Kipp. LP — Takao Kajimoto. HR: Don Demeter, Jim Gentile.

Dodger Record 6-2-1.

GAME NOTES: Dodger left-hander Fred Kipp’s two-hitter blanked the All-Japan stars at Shimonoseki Stadium, 4-0. Jim Gentile continued his torrid hitting with a 3-for-4 performance and his fourth home run of the tour. Don Demeter hit his second tour homer in the fifth inning off Noboru Akiyama, while Gentile notched his sixth-inning right field blast off Kazuhisa Inao. In the first inning, the Dodgers literally knocked Japan’s starting pitcher off the mound when a two-out line drive off the bat of Cino Cimoli hit southpaw Takao Kajimoto of the Hankyu Braves in the shoulder. Cimoli wound up with a triple and scored on Jackie Robinson’s single to right off relief pitcher Akiyama of the Taiyo Whales. Gil Hodges had two hits, including a RBI single in the ninth inning sending home Gentile, who had doubled, to complete the scoring. Kipp, who used a knuckleball, struck out seven and walked three in his best performance to date, giving the Dodgers three shutouts on the Japan tour.

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