November 16th, 2012

1966 Japan Trip

November 16, 1966 – The National League champion Dodgers concluded their 18-game postseason tour of Japan. It was the second of three Japan visits by the Dodgers (1956, 1966, 1993). During the trip, Dodger president Walter O’Malley was presented with the high honor for a non-Japanese, the Order of the Sacred Treasure Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon Award for promoting better relations with Japan through baseball.