CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1977
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(Studio) New York Yankees beat Milwaukee Brewers in 1st game of season.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Report on growing controversy with regard to players' salaries. Cases of Yankees' Bucky Dent, Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose and New York Mets' Dave Kingman. Dent comes to Yankees because Chicago White Sox didn't meet salary demands. Some say controversy will drive fans away. [White Sox president Bill VEECK - says poorer people don't understand why players argue over salary.] Baltimore Orioles' financial status over last 5 years noted. [Orioles' chairperson Jerold HOFFBERGER - says club's record shows team can be good and still lose money.] [DENT - cites reasons he feels athletes should be paid as they request.] [Reggie JACKSON - says more bankruptcies and team folding will convince him teams lose money.] [HOFFBERGER - knows of 1 club which might fold this year]
REPORTER: Ray Brady
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