NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 19, 1977
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(Studio) New York Yankees defeat Los Angeles Dodgers to win World Series. Major factor in win is playing of right fielder Reggie Jackson.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) (Film courtesy ABC Sports.) Report on final game of Series, in which Jackson tied Babe Ruth' s record for most home runs hit in 1 World Series game. No one else but Jackson has ever hit 5 home runs in entire World Series. In getting to locker room after game, Jackson is compared to O. J. Simpson in running around fans. Mayor Beame joins team in dressing room, as Jackson talks about game. [JACKSON - knew he was hitting well and thought he'd have chance at home run or 2.] Late into night, fans chant Jackson's name and call him superstar, designation he says he can handle, this morning. (Film shown.) [JACKSON - says he doesn't mind it for one day; notes Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Aaron and Mays had days like this all the time.] City gives Yankees ticker tape parade today. Jackson will get candy bar named for him; Charles Lindbergh and John Glenn got only ticker tape.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap
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