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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 24, 1980
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(Studio) No. of baseball games played and won by black and white teams between 1887-1947, and number of black players in baseball hall of fame compared with number of whites noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Ashland, Kentucky) Formation of black baseball league due to racial discrimination and Jackie Robinson's entrance into white baseball in 1947 recalled; details given, films shown. [Buck LEONARD - recalls game schedule.] Many black players noted feeling that recognition has come too slowly. [Joe BLACK - comments on hall of fame.] [Monte IRVIN - comments.] [PLAYERS - recall hits.] Other players mentioned.
REPORTER: Ed Rabel

(Studio) Efforts of softball players to catch ball thrown from 52nd floor of Cleveland's Terminal Tower reported; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Rabel, Ed;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:20

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