ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 06, 1968
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(Studio) General William D. Eckert, Cmnsr. major league baseball, fired.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(No location given) Eckert dismissal great surprise. Background given. Baseball decline noted. Martin Luther King assassination noted; also Robert F. Kennedy assassination. Eckert actions with regard to these said to have given professional baseball bad image. 1970 television contract for professional baseball also at issue. Young commissioner wanted. Hank Greenberg also a choice.
REPORTER: Howard Cosell
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