ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 15, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 50th anniversary of the day when Jackie Robinson became the first black to play major league baseball featured; 1947 game film shown.
(Los Angeles: Michele Norris) The irony of the decline of black baseball players and fans today examined; statistics cited. [Black MAN, former Robinson teammate Don NEWCOMBE, high school coach Johnny TURNER - talk about Robinson and black kids playing baseball and basketball.] The lack of little leagues in the black inner city and the popularity of basketball in black communities detailed.
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