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Baseball / Designated Hitter #228410

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1973
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(Studio) Baseball season opens. Teams experiment with designated hitter.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Yankee Ronald Blomberg first designated hitter to come to bat in American League. Red Sox designated hitter Orlando Cepeda only man on team not to get hit. Red Sox win 15-5.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(Baltimore, Maryland) In Baltimore-Milwaukee game 1 designated hitter, Terry Crowley, gets hits. [CROWLEY - says new rule makes little difference.] [Milwaukee's Ollie BROWN - says new rule more likely to make difference as season progresses and players get used to it.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
Dean, Morton

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