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New York Yankees / Martin Resignation #258905

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 24, 1978
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(Studio) Report on controversy behind resignation of New York Yankees mgr, Billy Martin.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) [Billy MARTIN - announces resignation.] Martin's troubles with Yankees outlined, beginning with incident between manager and player Reggie Jackson in 1977; films shown. Yankees' win in World Series noted. New problems between Martin and Jackson this season outlined. Interview with Jackson, prior to Martin's announcement, by reporter Jackie Casselberry shown. [JACKSON - thinks situation is unfortunate.] Martin's alleged statements about Jackson and Yankee's owner George Steinbrenner, in response to statements by them, cited. [MARTIN - says Steinbrenner doesn't deserve things written about him and denies he said them. Expresses appreciation to co-workers.] Steinbrenner's admission several years ago to chgs. of illegal campaign contributions mentioned.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Expected naming of former Chicago White Sox manager Bob Lemon to replace Martin noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Wagner, Richard

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