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Lopat’s 1953 barnstorming tour of Japan was a huge success, a seminal moment in the internationalization of baseball. The Goodwill tour consisted of select players from Major League Baseball teams as part of a tradition that still exists today. Lineup included Yogi Berra, Jackie Jensen, Billy Martin, Enos Slaughter, Nellie Fox, Harvey Kuenn, Robin Roberts, Bob Lemon, Ed Mathews, Ed Lopat, and more. This Official American League William Harridge Ball made by Reach and 28 signatures are NRMT. Storied major leaguers Eddie Mathews, Nellie Fox, Eddie Waitkus, Paul Richards, and Billy Martin are included, all in blue ink.
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