ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 12, 1987
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(NYC: Dick Schaap) Major league baseball players' cheating with doctored balls and corked bats this season examined. [Angels player Bob BOONE - explains corked bat.] [Dr. Peter BRANCAZIO - explains physics involved.] Robert Redford mentioned. New York Mets batter Howard Johnson said exonerated. [Mets coach Bill ROBINSON - jokes about bats.] Joe Niekro's response to getting caught recalled. [PLAYER, Reds manager Pete ROSE - comment.] [Broadcaster Tim McCARVER - recalls corking in locker rooms.] [Mets player Lee MAZZILLI - believes not getting caught makes corking all right.]
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