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Tokyo, April 26, 1975: Two future managers of championship baseball teams get acquainted as teammates with Tokyo’s Yomiuri Giants. Davey Johnson, right, the longtime Orioles star who had arrived a few days earlier to become the Giants’ first foreign player, would manage the New York Mets to a World Series win in 1986. Two decades later, Sadaharu Oh, Japan’s all-time home run leader, would guide Japan to the title in the first World Baseball Classic.

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