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Baseball Economics #289147

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 17, 1983
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(Studio) Geometry of baseball described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(West Palm Beach, Florida) Various clauses in baseball players' contracts examined; fat clause for Bob Horner cited as example Salaries of Mike Schmidt and Dave Winfield noted. [Ozzie SMITH - likes being millionaire.] [HORNER - would be stupid not to accept clause.] Bob Shirley's pitching record and his salary mentioned. [George STEINBRENNER - thinks average players get too much, but not superstars.] Reggie Jackson's fan attendance clause described. [Tommy LASORDA - jokes about Fernando Valenzuela's wealth.] Babe Ruth's contract with New York Yankees in 1929 recalled. [Dan QUISENBERRY - dismisses players' worth.] Yogi Berra quoted.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Reporter(s):
Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:40

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