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The Famous "Green Box"

What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The "Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...

1956 Brooklyn Dodgers and Japan All-Stars play 3-3 tie
1956 Goodwill Tour played in Japan under Dodger Owner Walter OMalley guidance

Dodgers vs. All-Kanto All Stars at Mito Prefectural Stadium, Mito Dodgers 3, All-Kanto 3, tied ? called because of darkness

Brooklyn Dodgers 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 - 0 0 0 - 3 - 7 - 1

Japan All-Kanto 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 - 3 - 6 - 1

HR: Duke Snider.

Dodger Record 3-2-1.

October 26 1956 Game

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.

Brooklyn Dodgers starter Don Drysdale gave up a hard liner for a double to 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 yielded a single Kihachi Enomoto 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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