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Baseball Rules #238305

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1975
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(Studio) Recent decision threatens practice of big league baseball owners keeping control of their players.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) Arbitration panel declares Los Angeles Dodger, Andy Messersmith, and another pitcher free agents. Players can now make deals with other clubs after playing out option year [National League Office Blake CULLEN - says ruling means ball player could move around despite team's investment in him.] [Baseball Players Association Marvin MILLER - says baseball being brought up to rules of other pro sports.] [Fired arbitrator Peter SEITZ - says this issue could have been worked out without hearing.] Baseball owners to appeal.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Cronkite, Walter;
Kladstrup, Don

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