ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 16, 1968
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(Studio) 1 year ago, major league outfielder's career ended when ball hit him in eye. He's trying to make come-back.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Cape Cod, Massachusetts) Tony Conigliaro, 23, verge of becoming super star with Boston Red Sox when hit with ball that crushed left eye. Shown on beach. Film shown of past games and details of his career cited. [CONIGLIARO - describes events of night ball hit him.] Film shown of August 18, 1967, incident in Boston. He has normal vision but no depth perception. Shown practicing hitting. [CONIGLIARO - says baseball his whole life. He thinks of that night and thanks God he is alive.] He sings "Sitting On the Dock in the Bay" in nightclub. Does this as living now. Sings "Hold On, I'm Coming"; waiting for another chance.
REPORTER: Howard Cosell
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