CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 29, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to possible players' strike in major league baseball announced.
REPORTER: Bill Plante
(Scottsdale, Arizona) possibility of player strike discussed. [Player Reggie JACKSON - says it's a business standoff.] Main issue said not money but method of reimbursing a team which loses a free agent. Players' negotiator Marvin Miller named. Players said nearly unanimous for strike. (Player Toby HARRAH - says he will abide by Miller's decision.] Owners said to have sought help from Federal Mediation Service. [Fans Norm SWIDEREK, Alice SPACKMAN - give their feelings about strike.] [MILLER - comments with regard to free agency compensation.] [Owner's negotiator Ray GREBEY - says there is no reason for a strike.]
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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