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Baseball / Black League President #120823

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 03, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Report introduced.

(NYC: Dick Schaap) Appt. of black man, Bill White, to high-level baseball executive post of National League president reported [WHITE - says appointed could be considered symbolic.] Baseball's first black player Jackie Robinson recalled. White's career as baseball player and announcer reviewed; scenes shown. [New York Yankees owner George STEINBRENNER - talks about White.] [Incoming baseball commissioner A. Bartlett GIAMATTI - talks about White's appointed] Baseball's attitudes toward blacks noted. [On Apr. 6, 1987, then-exec. of Los Angeles Dodgers Al CAMPANIS - says blacks may not have some of the "necessities" to be field manager or general manager]

Jennings, Peter;
Schaap, Dick

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