On December 25, 1922 — 1922 – On their tour of the Far East, the Herb Hunter All-Americans, with Casey Stengel and Waite Hoyt among their members, beat a team of U.S. servicemen, 12 – 5, in Manila. In other games, the All-Americans are the first team of major leaguers to play a Chinese team, in Shanghai, and also play a Korean all-star team in Seoul, whipping them, 21 – 3. The American all-stars also lost a game in Japan when Zensuke Shimada hit an out-of-the-park home run against Hoyt and the Mita Club defeated the All-Americans, 9 – 3. Michimaro Ono got the win. It is the first loss by a team of touring U.S professionals in Japan.

 


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