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Baseball Playoffs / Japan #23599

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 1973
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(Studio) League playoffs begin between New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds in National League, and Baltimore Orioles and Oakland Athletics in American League. Japanese playoffs to include transplanted American baseball players.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kyoto, Japan) American ballplayers go to Japan to continue well-paying career. Japanese baseball differs from American; differences examined. [Former Chicago Cub George ALTMAN - describes adjustment to Japan and baseball.] Questioned about training. [Former Los Angeles Dodger Jim LEFEBVRE - explains Japanese training for baseball. Medication for players involves acupuncture.]
REPORTER: Irv Chapman

(Studio) Preceding Japanese team loses last game of season and finishes 2nd.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Chapman, Irv;
Reasoner, Harry

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