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VIRTUAL TALK—1956 Dodgers’ Tour of Japan: Setting the Stage for Nomo

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

FREE

Join Dodgers’ historian Mark Langill as he shares about the 1956 tour of Japan by the Brooklyn Dodgers which set the stage for many significant moments in baseball history that connected Japan and Los Angeles baseball, culminating in the signing of Hideo Nomo.

Learn how the 1956 tour paved the way for visits by Tokyo Giants players in the following years to Dodgers’ Spring Training and by the Dodgers to Japan in the ’60s and ’90s, how dugout seats in the Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo influenced the original dugout seats in Dodger Stadium, and the Japanese lantern at Dodger Stadium. There will also be time for a Q&A with Langill and moderator Chris Komai.

This program is FREE, but RSVPs are required using the link below. You will be emailed links and instructions 24 hours before the program begins in order to join our conversation on Zoom on Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. (PDT). Please confirm that the email that you register with is the best way to reach you. Contact publicprograms@janm.org if you have any additional questions or specific access needs.

 

In conjunction with the exhibition Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game

 

 

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