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    Japan's star baseball batsman, Sadaharu Oh, saved the Yomiuri Giants from defeat by the New York Mets in Tokyo on Saturday (26 October), in the first of the American team's 18-game goodwill tour of Japan.

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    Japan's star baseball batsman, Sadaharu Oh, saved the Yomiuri Giants from defeat by the New York Mets in Tokyo on Saturday (26 October), in the first of the American team's 18-game goodwill tour of Japan.

    The game was watched by 50,000 Yomiuri fans at Tokyo's Korakuen Stadium. The Americans took an early three-run lead and by the sixth innings were in front by seven runs to three.

    But then the Japanese rapidly caught up with two doubles and a single run.

    Taiwan-born Oh clinched the match for the Giants with a three-run homer hit into the crowd. The final score was 10 runs to 7.

    Sadaharu Oh - probably Japan's most popular sportsman - has one of the highest home-run totals ever scored. He is out-matched today only by Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves and the two are due to meet for a contest in November.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAT5O4K227A34GSH58FVJBRXE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAT5O4K227A34GSH58FVJBRXE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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