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Baseball / James Rodney Richard #219079

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 07, 1971
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(Studio) Reporter Heywood Hale Broun found baseball prospect in report 2 years ago.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) James Rodney Richard has moved up in Houston Astros' minor league system to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 2 years [Oklahoma City 89'ers general manager Dick KING - says Richard 1 of few players in league fans come to see.] [89'ers 1st baseman John MAYBERRY - says Richard and Vida Blue use different styles to throw ball equally fast.] [RICHARD - says have to think more about each hitter now; have more confidence as learn how to pitch; not bothered by comparisons to Vida Blue; thinks can play in major leagues.]
REPORTER: Heywood Hale Broun

Broun, Heywood Hale;
Kuralt, Charles

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