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Baseball / Racial Discrimination #309568

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 06, 1986
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Steve Young) Chgs. of racial discrimination lodged against Boston Red Sox baseball team by former coach Tommy Harper examined; club's history of racism reviewed. [HARPER - describes his experience.] [Player Jim RICE - regrets way issue was handled.] [Red Sox president Haywood SULLIVAN, fan John POKORNY - cite effect on club.] Red Sox recalled among first teams to refuse Jackie Robinson a place and among the last to integrate (with Pumpsie Green); number black players currently on team mentioned. Fan's comparison of team's stadium with Johannesburg, South Africa, due to lack of blacks noted. [Businessman Ken HUDSON - thinks blacks don't feel welcome at stadium.] [Mayor Ray FLYNN - is disappointed team fired Harper.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Young, Steve

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