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NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 01, 1976
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(Studio) 23 major league baseball teams did not start spring training today. Owner-player dispute continue south with regard to freedom of players to play for teams of their choice.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Sarasota, Florida) Pictures of spring practice shown. Only Chicago White Sox begin spring training; and with 25 players not under contract. Baseball's "reserve clause" at issue. Owners fight court rule that player is free to play for whomever he chooses after 1 season not under contract. [White Sox owner Bill VEECK - explains action with regard to Sox training. Hopes issue to be settled.]
REPORTER: Scott Osborne

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Owners committee meets player's representatives No action results.
REPORTER: Scott Osborne

(Tampa, Florida) At Cincinnati Reds camp in Tampa, training diamond is empty.
REPORTER: Scott Osborne

Newman, Edwin;
Osborne, Scott

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