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Baseball / Bidding For Free Agents #243657

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 04, 1976
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(Studio) Bidding for baseball stars who played out season without contracts starts today in NYC.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Controversy over "reserve clause" in players' contracts noted. Freed by court decisions are 24 majorleaguers; include Cincinnati (Ohio) Reds' Don Gullett, Joe Rudi and Reggie Jackson. Re-entry draft opens today in NYC. Oakland,California, A's lost most players. [Oakland A's owner Charles FINLEY - says it's worst thing that's happened to baseball.] [Reggie JACKSON - says process puts more organization into changing procedure.]
REPORTER: Gerald Harrington (NBC Sports Tape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Harrington, Gerald

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