CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 11, 1976
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(Studio) Report on rookie pitcher for Detroit Tigers.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Detroit, Michigan) Mark Fidrych, 21, is superstar known as "The Bird." He's thought to resemble "Sesame Street" television show character. Fidrych's unusual characteristics noted. He had 9 wins and 1 loss as he began with Kansas City Royals. Games sold out due to Fidrych's popularity. [FANS - proclaim greatness of "The Bird."] [FIDRYCH - says his salary of - $16,500 is plenty.] Fans call for "The Bird" to make appearance after each win. He even answered ovation after shutout game against Kansas City.
REPORTER: Charles Osgood
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