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Baseball Trades / Commissioner Ruling #43966

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 19, 1976
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(S)Oakland A's owner Charles Finley's decision to sell 3 top players causes upset. Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn voids sale.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Chicago, Illinois) Yankees thought they bought Vida Blue; Boston Red Sox also thought they had Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers. [Mgr. New York Yankees Billy MARTIN - disagrees with Kuhn's ruling. Richest team owners won't outbid other owners.] [FINLEY - says after 1 year without contract, baseball players can be free agent. Plans to stop commissioner's ruling in court]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs (Film courtesy WSNS-TV)

Bell, Steve

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