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Seaver Leaves Mets #252629

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1977
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(Studio) New York Mets fans always vociferous.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York) 1969 World Series winner, New York Mets; film shown. Much credit given pitcher Tom Seaver. Mets refuse to negotiate new contract for Seaver. Seaver traded to Cincinnati. [SEAVER - is emotional trying to thank fans.] Fans berate Mets board chairperson M. Donald Grant. [FANS - react to Grant.] [GRANT - gives reason for trading Seaver.] Basketball's Julius Erving, football's Joe Namath and now Seaver all leave New York within 1 year

Cronkite, Walter;
Ford, Sam

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