Dodgers' Carl Erskine samples Japanese food, 1956
Published: August 13, 2010
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Tokyo, October, 1956: Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine deftly handles chopsticks as he samples shrimp tempura at Tokyo's Chinzansa Restaurant. The photo caption noted that "Mrs. Erskine ... looks a little dubious about the outcome." Erskine, who had pitched a no-hitter against the archrival Giants during the 1956 season, was in Japan with his teammates for a series of exhibition games.