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YANKS CAPTURE JAPAN
Curtis Prendergast
November 14, 1955
The Dodgers may have won the Series but in Japan the New York Yankees are still the champions of the world. The honored descendants of Ruth were greeted, feted and cheered by millions, and everybody had a wonderful time
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November 14, 1955

Yanks Capture Japan

The Dodgers may have won the Series but in Japan the New York Yankees are still the champions of the world. The honored descendants of Ruth were greeted, feted and cheered by millions, and everybody had a wonderful time

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Yankees on stage of Nippon Theater in Tokyo grin in amusement as left-hander Whitey Ford accepts bouquet of flowers from tiny Japanese girl wearing elaborate kimono.

Yanks at party in their honor at Tokyo's Nikkatsu Hotel were welcomed by Hiraku Watanabe of newspaper sponsoring tour. Here he greets Yogi Berra and Yogi's wife Carmen.

Yanks in teahouse ate sukiyaki, drank sake, watched geisha sing and dance. Pitcher Tom Morgan, with wife, Wanda, laughs as he is fooled by geisha's cat's-cradle trick.

Yanks in Kimono shop include Gil McDougald (lower left) who watches wife Lucille (center) and Wanda Morgan try on kimonos. Price is 40,000 yen, or about $110.

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